The Governor of Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, has said he would not be dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as is presently being insinuated in various quarters.
The governor added that the insinuations were “laughable” and misleading.
Umahi told newsmen that he had no reason to dump the PDP for the APC as he has benefited immensely from the party, having become former State party chairman, former deputy governor and now governor of Ebonyi State.
Speaking with journalists at the Exco Chambers of the Government House Abakaliki, Umahi said, “my focus as governor of Ebonyi state is to ensure the speedy development of the state and not get involved in dirty politics with men who lack integrity, patriotism and goodwill of their people.
“The clarification is that my relationship with Mr. President is because he is Mr. President, and he is my boss and the relationship is personal.
“Mr. President or any APC person has never asked me to come to APC, and they will never ask me, and there is no reason for me to leave my party, PDP of which I was the party chairman, deputy governor and now governor. I have always insisted in character, therefore, people that jump from one party to the other should examine their character, except if there is any problem within your party.
“As for today, till tomorrow until Christ comes, there is no crisis in PDP. Even if there is a need for me to leave PDP, I can never leave PDP for APC in Ebonyi State. So, I can never be on the same political platform with them.
“I am focused to do my job. I am focused in governance. I have always insisted that we should leave party politics to our party men and women. As soon as you are elected, you should focus on your job. The fever that has been gripping me since the day I was elected was for me to do my job, produce the dividends of democracy and tackle the plight of our people.
“So, they should leave me alone. I am focused; I am PDP and as a member of PDP, I have benefited from the party. I am a man of character.”