Gov Umahi flays Ogbuorji over rumours of planned defection to APC
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, who was just reelected for a second term in office, has flayed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congrgress (APC), Senator Sonni Ogbuorji, over a statement credited to him that, he, Umahi, is making plans to join the APC..
The governor, reacting through his chief press secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, Wednesday afternoon, said, it was the landslide Victory of Governor Umahi of PDP in the just concluded election against his opponent, Senator Ogbuorji, that has disorganised him.
The statement reads: “Expectedly, a man rejected by both his family members and the generality of Ebonyi State like Senator Sonni Ogbuorji, the APC governorship candidate in the last governorship election in Ebonyi State has begun his immodest naked dance in the market place.
“As usual, pains of defeat especially in the magnitude Ogbuorji was trounced by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi has started to manifest and so, the centre can no longer hold as regards Ogbuorji’s state of mind.
“Rather than accept the verdict of the entire people of the state as expressed in their ballots of last Saturday, Ogbuorji has taken his frustration far beyond the shores of the state,.
“Senator Ogbuorji in his recent interview with journalists in Enugu said, rather than defend his lackluster performance in the last governorship election in the state accused the governor who defeated him mercilessly of plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“To say the least, Senator Ogbuorji’s statement smacks of a frustration because he was not only trounced by Umahi but was stripped off the
little remaining man in him politically, thereby making him irrelevant in the political space in Ebonyi State.
“Come to think of it, Ogbuorji alleged in his press conference that Governor Umahi was a mole in PDP, a statement that is not just unfortunate but irresponsible because he (Ogbuorji) lacks all moral justifications to know who is a mole and who is not because he represented what a typical mole is in APC.
“How come Senator Ogbuorji never resigned his membership of the PDP, a party in whose platform he was elected a senator twice?
“How come Senator Ogbuorji who claimed to be the governorship candidate of APC ompromised on the presidential election to the extent of
losing his own polling unit and ward to the PDP?
“If Ogbuorji was not a mole in APC, how come he won clearly his own governorship election in his polling unit and ward which he clearly lost during the presidential election?
“This was part of his unholy agreement with some PDP National Assembly candidates whom he entered into agreement with to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari did not garner any vote in Ebonyi State.
“Unknown to him, the APC National Working Committee knows the character of Ogbuorji. So they allowed him wallow and ate his own flesh in the last governorship election.”