The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said he is defecting to the All Progressives Congress with the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim.
Umahi said this while addressing APC stakeholders at a meeting held at the Bouquet Lodge of the old Government House, Abakaliki.
He said Anyim pull out of the plan because he (Umahi) went to see the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rted.), over the defection plan without his consent.
The governor stated that the plan was for Anyim and other leaders to join him in the APC two weeks after he must have successfully defected.
Umahi said the National Assembly members and the elders in the state gave their approval when he consulted all about his defection to the APC.
He explained that the only ill of the NASS members and other leaders was that he outsmarted them by joining the APC before them.
Umahi said, “They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficult to catch the air”.
While reacting to the allegation that Anyim gave him N5bn to prosecute his governorship election in 2015, he said, “I was a deputy governor, somebody occupying the highest position from the South-East (referring to Anyim) went and arranged for N5bn loan for me to prosecute the presidential election for his government. I had to sell many of my property to pay back that money.”