Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday commended Governor David Umahi for dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was made known in a statement titled, “Progressive Reinforcement…Welcoming Chief David Nweze Umahi to the APC,” signed by the PGF Chairman and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu.
The APC governors stated that Governor Umahi’s defection to the ruling party was long overdue.
The statement read in part, “The Progressive Governors Forum heartily welcome His Excellency, Chief David Nweze Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We celebrate the decision of Chief Umahi as a testament to our party’s capacity to mobilise all Nigerians.
“The vision of the founding fathers of our legacy parties is for the APC to serve as a platform to unite all Nigerians under a progressive umbrella.
“With Chief Umahi now in APC, the vision is further reinforced and shall contribute to the process of membership and leadership recruitment at all levels.”
The governors noted that the defection of the Ebonyi governor was an acknowledgment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s credentials as a fair leader with a balanced and equitable disposition to issues of justice and impartial politics.
“Our National Caretaker Extraordinary/Convention Planning Committee is working to ensure the institution of a solid foundation for our democratic development as a party.
“We are confident that the National Caretaker Extraordinary/Convention Planning Committee will soon release a detailed programme of activities leading to the National Convention,” the governors added.