PDP wishes Umahi well, dissolves Ebonyi Exco

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has wished Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, well following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party, in a statement by National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Tuesday, also dissolved the state’s executive committees as well as the South-East Zonal Caretaker Committee.

Ologbondiyan said: “The PDP says that the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi, left our party for personal reasons, which Nigerians will come to know at the fullness of time.

“Our party thanks Governor Umahi for services rendered to the people of Ebonyi State, as the State Chairman of Ebonyi PDP (2003 to 2007); deputy governor of Ebonyi State (2007 to 2015) and two-term governor of Ebonyi (2015 till date), all elected on the platform of the PDP.

“As we wish Governor Umahi all the best in his adventure, we call on the members of our party to remain calm and committed to the ideals of our party as no individual is bigger than the PDP.”

He added, “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP rose from a crucial meeting today (November 17, 2020) and announced the dissolution of the ward, local government and state executive committees of the Ebonyi state chapter of the party forthwith.

“The NWC has also dissolved the Southeast Zonal Caretaker Committee of the party.

“These decisions are pursuant to the powers conferred on the NWC by the PDP Constitution.”

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