The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has said he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), to protest against the marginalization of the zone by the opposition.
Umahi who made this known while briefing journalists on Tuesday at the new government house.
He argued that if PDP does not have an ulterior motive, why will they not make a statement zoning the 2023 presidency to the south-east.
He stated that there will be a mass exodus of stakeholders from PDP to APC in the zone.
The governor also noted that he has no presidential ambition and has not been promised by anyone for the presidential seat in 2023.
He stressed that contrary to the allegation that he left because he was not promised the presidential ticket by the PDP, the governor noted that he would not have collected the ticket even if it was given to him.
He said that his decision to leave the PDP was because of the injustice against the people of the South-East zone by the Party not minding that the late Vice President, Alex Ekwueme was a foundation member of the party.
“I am not driven by selfish interests but because we need to protest against marginalisation. We have benefited more from the APC government. I didn’t start this protest today. I have no regrets. In life you have to be courageous” he said.