A northern group,the North East Professionals Network, (NEPN) has described Governor David Umahi as an asset to Nigeria. The political pressure group said the defection of the Ebonyi State governor from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)would bring glory and advantages to the South-East.
“Umahi’s move from PDP to APC was unprecedented and an attribute of a game changer in the nation’s political development,” they stated.
Cordinator of the Network, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf, in a statement, explained that Umahi had displayed uncommon courage of conviction by defecting to the APC in order to take Ebonyi and the South East in general out of the periphery to the mainstream politics of the nation.
“Let me on behalf of the youth of the North East congratulate Governor Umahi on the bold steps he has taken to launch Ebonyi and the South East into the mainstream politics of Nigeria. It will only take a man of courage and vision to accomplish such an unprecedented feat since the return of democracy to Nigeria in 1999.
“We equally congratulate the people of Ebonyi State and the entire South East who stand to benefit immensely from the wise and patriotic decision of Governor Umahi,” the group stated.