The Chairman , Caretaker / Extra – Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the APC , Mai Mala Buni , APC governors and chieftains of the party are among dignitaries expected to formally receive the Ebonyi State Governor , David Umahi , into the party at a rally , in Abakiliki today (Thursday ).
Umahi who announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party , on Tuesday , is expected to move into the APC along with members of the State Executive Council, the 13 Local Government Chairmen , the 63 Development Centers ’ Coordinators , Liaison Officers and several others .
A programme of events released by the governor ’s office on Wednesday , governors elected on the platform of the APC and select members of both the APC and PDP in the state the Christian Ecumenical center Abakaliki , on Wednesday night , ahead of today ’ s event .
Meanwhile , an Ebonyi state chieftain of the APC , Chief Egwu Chima , on Wednesday , said the APC should be prepared to tolerate Umahi ’ s excesses .
He said this at a media briefing in Abakiliki , on Wednesday . He alleged that the governor would bring into the party an era of “ nepotism and treachery. ”
Chima , who was a former Commissioner for Information and State Orientation in the state , stated this during a meeting with journalists in Abakaliki , on Wednesday .
He said , “ We will also benefit from the possible relaxation of Umahi ’ s orchestrated subterfuge on the APC through the relentless sponsorship of factionalisation of the party through partisan dissension by otherwise notable party stakeholders who are now his political ‘ John the Baptist . ’
“ On the other hand , the truth is that Umahi has a mission in the APC . This mission is personal and selfish and only known by him . Please , forget advertisements that APC may zone Presidency to the South – East that will enable him to either run for President or Vice President .”