Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to the reason why Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
Wike in his statement noted that the former PDP member has the right to dump the party and contest for presidency but does not have to lie against his party.
He condemned Umahi for attempting to justify his decision on the belief that injustice have been meted on the South East by PDP.
He wrote, “My friend, Umahi wants to be president. There is no problem about that. You have a right to be president. Nobody can stop you. You are educated. You have been a governor for two terms, so you are qualified to say I want to be president of Nigeria.”
“But, that does not mean, that because you want to blackmail your party, and tell lies to the people you are leaving the party because of the injustice meted against the South-East, that is not correct.”
“In life , power is sweet, but conscience is important. It is most offensive and insulting for a man to lie against his party because of power.”
“My reaction to Governor Umahi’s defection is not that he has no right to defect, but to say he is defecting because of injustice meted to the South East that is insulting to the South East.”