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Zoning: ‘You’re Desperate For Relevance’ — PDP Tackles Umahi

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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has been described as “attention seeker” by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his recent comment on zoning.
The Southern Governors’ Forum had resolved that the 2023 presidency should be zoned to the southern part of Nigeria.

Commenting on southern governors’ resolution, Umahi, who defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2020, said some PDP governors in the forum are against zoning the presidency to the south.

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Reacting to Umahi’s comment, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesperson, in a statement issued on Saturday, accused Umahi of attacking PDP governors “to actualize his desperation for public relevance”.

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“The PDP finds it very pathetic that, having mortgaged his conscience, over his self-confessed love for the oppressive administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Umahi is manifestly accommodating the daily incidences of killings, wanton destruction of property, kidnapping and other acts of terrorism going on in Ebonyi state and the nation at large under the APC,”

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“The PDP charges Governor Umahi to show his claimed commitment to the South-east by jettisoning his personal ambition and summoning the courage to call out President Buhari for his divisiveness, injustice, incompetence, treasury looting and insecurity that have become the hallmark of his failed administration.

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“On zoning, our party urges Governor Umahi to focus on his fizzling APC and leave the PDP alone. By now Governor Umahi ought to know that the PDP is a party of due process and inclusiveness and that all interests within our party will collectively and peacefully take decision on zoning when the time comes.” the statement reads.

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