Although Goodluck Jonathan's presence may add a lot of strength and other advantages to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), it may also cause some of the party stalwarts to dump the party for another before 2023 for some obvious reasons. Considering the speculations that the 2023 presidential ticket may be offered to the former president if he joins the party, his presence may unsettle some of the politicians, who may be nursing the idea of running for the presidency in the forthcoming election.
Photo Credit: Today The signs were all there from the beginning, but Governor David Umahi apparently didn't see it. Now, the Ebonyi state governor is face to face with reality as it has been revealed that the All Progressives Congress is not so keen on Igbo Presidency in 2023.
VAT Dispute: Umahi Begs Governors To ‘Sheathe Their Swords’ Photo Credit: Channels TV Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has appealed to state governors to sheathe their swords as the dispute over who should collect Value Added Tax (VAT) between the state governments and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) persists.
It is no more news that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has dumped the Party for the All Progressives Congress APC. Though, Many People mocked Fani-Kayode for his action, because of the way he criticised President Buhari. It should be recalled that Three Governors and many Senators under the Platform of the PDP had earlier dumped the Party for APC.
As the 2023 election approaches, many politicians and regional leaders have expressed interest in having the presidency shifted to their region. We need to recall that the late Ohanaeze Ndigbo never forgot aviation for the presidency. The group has made many claims and explained that Igbo people have faced marginalization for all these years as they are the only majority tribe that hasn't produced a president since over 50 years ago.
Recall that the 5 governors of the southeast region, launched Ebube Agụ regional Security, which was aimed at fighting terrorism in the south east. The chairman of the south east governors forum and the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, revealed this at the imo state government House, with their headquarters in Enugu.
Two PDP Leaders Who Recently Dumped The Party For APC But May Not Influence The Winning Of The Party
It is no more news that Some Peoples Democratic Party PDP Leaders are dumping the Party for the Ruling All Progressives Congress APC across the States. It should be recalled that the Party lost three Governors to the Ruling Party and many Senators. Among the Governors that dumped PDP for APC are Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, Cross Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade and the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle.
Photo Credit: The Nation Newspaper Defection is a common feature of Nigerian politicians. It is easy for politicians in Nigeria to change their political parties since they are not restricted by the constitution. There are some politicians in Nigeria under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that have joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of the incoming 2023 general election.
VAT collection by states has been a major topic of debate in the country, Rivers and Lagos State have already passed bill to claim VAT in their respective states. Just days ago, the southern governors forum declared their support towards collection of VAT by States, however, David Umahi's recent statement during an interview with Channels television and the personal absence of some governors from the recent southern governors meeting may be a confirmation that the governors are divided over the VAT issue.
According to the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi on Tuesday at the Ecumenical Centre in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, while inaugurating members of the South-East Traditional Rulers' Council, he claimed that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu, has been hijacked by cultists, abductors, and armed robbers in the society.
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has said former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, played no role in his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in November 2020. The governor made this known on Friday when spoke on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ breakfast programme monitored by The PUNCH.
Photo: Dave Umahi, culled from the Tableshakers Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi says the state is not in support of Rivers, Lagos and other states in their moves to collect Value Added Tax. It could be recalled that Rivers State, Lagos State and some states from southern part of the country have insisted that their states will, henceforth, be collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) from their respective states.
With the recent defection cases in mind, this article seeks to highlight five heavyweight politicians in Nigeria who dumped their parties for APC while fighting corruption cases. 1- Adebayo Alao-Akala A past Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala reportedly moved to the APC from the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in 2019.This got a lot of people because, at the time of his defection, the EFCC had issued charges of an N11.5 billion corruption case against him, alongside Hosea Agboola, a past Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters; and Femi Babalola, an entrepreneur based in Ibadan.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has accused Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, of lying after claiming he was not instrumental in the former's defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Chief Fani-Kayode, on rejoining the APC on Thursday,September 16, claimed that he was instrumental in the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the APC.
David Umahi is one of the respected politicians in Nigeria, he was in the People's Democratic Party (PDP) before he joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) earlier this year. Umahi is the incumbent Governor of Ebonyi state. Meanwhile, Fani Kayode is also a well-respected Politician who has served Nigeria in different capacity had yesterday formally joined the APC at the State House where he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari
The Nigerian Media Space went into frenzy after the previous Minister of Aviation and a member of People's Democratic Party, Femi Fani-Kayode officially announced his decision to decamp to the All Progressives Congress. Fani-Kayode's decamping was revealed when Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker Committee introduced him to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
Cultists Have Hijacked IPOB Agitation- Umahi. Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi says criminals, including kidnappers and cultists, have hijacked IPOB’s agitation for an independent State of Biafra. Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette According to him, the declaration of South-East as a red zone means that what is due to the zone would be difficult to come.
Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has rebutted Femi Fani-Kayode's claim that he played a role in his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC). In an interview with Channels Television on Friday, September 17, Umahi claimed the assertion is an insult to him and the other Governors.
Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has countered former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode over claim of him playing a role in his defection to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Femi Fani-Kayode who made his defection to APC known yesterday, had listed Umahi of Ebonyi state, Ben Ayade of Cross River State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state as governors he helped facilitate their defection to APC.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its Governors’ Forum on Saturday said that a decision zoning of political offices would be made by the party at the appropriate time before the party convention, scheduled for Oct 30. The party and its governors’ forum stated this in separate statements issued in Abuja on Saturday in reaction to Gov.