APC Governors Welcome Umahi, Say Party’s Reinforcement Has Started
Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Friday welcomed the Ebonyi State Governor , David Umahi, into their fold
The governors acting under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum , described Umahi ’ s entry into the APC, from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party , on Thursday as a homecoming .
This was contained 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 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. ”
Bagudu said it was heartwarming that notwithstanding all the fabricated campaigns against the APC and especially the party leader , the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd . ), Umahi was able to take the bold step to join the party , based on its performance .
According to the governors , Umahi’ s step was a strong acknowledgment of Mr . President ’ s credentials as a fair leader with a balanced and equitable disposition to issues of justice and impartial politics .
We especially congratulate our leader , President Muhammadu Buhari , and reaffirm our commitment to support him to build our party , APC , as a strong and democratic political party in the country .
The statement further read , “ 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 . ”