It’s Senseless, Needless For PDP To Oppose PMB – Gov Umahi
The Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, at the weekend said that his administration and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state will not engage in “senseless and needless opposition” to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
He disclosed this in his country home, Uburu, Ohaozara local government area when a team of the PDP in the state paid him a condolence visit.
Umahi said that since Ebonyi State has a lot of challenges, it would make no sense for it to embark on “senseless opposition against President Buhari.”
The state governor, however, said that supporting Buhari’s programmes did not in any way mean that he and other members of the PDP in the state would abandon their party. Reiterating his support for President Buhari’s anti-corruption programme, Umahi said he believed in the President’s honesty and commitment to bringing graft to the barest minimum level in the country.
The governor said, “A number of people who like to jump from one place to the other have been asking me and I said look, we are in PDP and we remain in PDP, but we are supporting the programmes of Mr President”.
“We like what he is doing in the fight against corruption. You can see honesty in his administration and his commitment to rebuilding Nigeria. I share certain virtues with him”.
“We, as a state, will continue to support him. To oppose him is to oppose the truth. But as we support him, we have to support our party, the PDP, so that together we can stand”.