President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening played host to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a post on Twitter by the presidency.
The Governor of Yobe State and Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, led other chieftains of the party to see the president.
Naija News had reported earlier that the Ebonyi Governor announced his defection from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC while addressing journalists in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Tuesday, November 17.
Governor Umahi said he moved to the ruling APC because of injustice meted out to the Southeast by his former political party, the PDP.
The Ebonyi Governor clarified that he has no deal with the APC or any member of the party with regards to the zoning of the presidential position to the southeast in 2023 as touted in some quarters.
He was officially received into the APC at a ceremony held at the party’s secretariat on Thursday afternoon.