The All Progressive Congress Chairman in Ebonyi, Nwachukwu Eze, says the opposition party will welcome Governor David Umahi with ‘open arms’ if his reported defection to the APC is true.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Chinedu Ogah (APC-Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency), on Saturday announced that Umahi had defected to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party and commended him for making the move.
But Umahi has debunked the allegation.
His Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Francis Nwaze, described the report as ‘a figment of imagination of the person circulating that ‘rumour’.
Eze, the APC Chairman, however, told NAN on Sunday that the party will be happy to work with Umahi.
“We will not be against his joining us, though nothing has suggested such to me or my office and none of our national leaders has communicated us to that effect.
“We, however, want our party to grow, spread its ideology all over Nigeria and make Nigerians believe that it is the party to identify with,” he said.