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APC Congress: Why Dave Umahi Sealed Off The Hotel Of PDP Senator, Placed N500k Bounty On APC Bigwig

The state congress of the APC which will take place across the country tomorrow, Saturday, October 16 is already generating tension in Ebonyi State.

Governor Dave Umahi is against any group that plans to cause a crack in Ebonyi APC ahead of the state congress.

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According to Tribune newspaper, Umahi has ordered that the hotel of a PDP Senator be sealed off.

The Governor also placed a N500,000 bounty on APC bigwig in Ebonyi State. Some Nigerians will wonder why the Governor of Ebonyi State took these actions less than 24 hours to APC congress in the state.

That will form the basis of our discussion in this article. 

Why did Umahi Seal Off The Hotel Of PDP Senator, Placed N500,000 Bounty On APC stakeholder in Ebonyi State? 

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The Governor is angry that some APC stakeholders plan to use the hotel of Senator Obinna Ogba, who represents Ebonyi Central in the Senate to hold a parallel congress of APC tomorrow in the state.

Also, the Governor placed a 500,000 naira bounty on Kenneth Nwakparata an APC chieftain in the state who is leading the group that plans to hold a parallel state congress in Ebonyi.

However, the issue is that Ebonyi PDP also plans to hold its state congress tomorrow and the said hotel which the Governor sealed off is where they hold their meetings.

Tribune report has it that the PDP secretariat in Ebonyi State has remained sealed since Umahi left the party in 2020.

This development will be a setback to the PDP which plans to hold its congress and has no group that wants to have a parallel congress.

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My understanding is that Umahi wants to ensure that APC is united and focused ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Ebonyi State.

He knows that it will be a tough battle for the APC to win Ebonyi in 2023 because PDP is popular in the state and has been the ruling party until Umahi left for the APC in November 2020.

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