The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Governors’ Forum on Tuesday described the statement credited to Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, as fake news.
The forum said the governor has nothing to do with the ruling party, All Progressives Congress.
The governor was quoted in the statement that he was a member of the APC.
But the PDP Governors’ Forum, in a statement in Abuja by its Director General, Earl Onaiwu, said the report was concocted and sponsored to tarnish the image of the governor.
“The news circulating online that our dear member-governor, H.E. Engr. David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State said he belongs to both the PDP and APC is a blatant falsehood aimed at tarnishing the image of the governor and as well derailing him from his focus.
“The author of that publication acted in bad fate, with malice and certainly with ulterior and sinister motives.
“On several occasions and at all times even in the face of stiff opposition and blackmail, Gov. Umahi has always proven to be a committed party man.
“He loves the party; he loves the PDP Governors Forum, and they in turn love and cherish the friendship and bond between them.
“It is therefore no gainsaying that all these is about 2023, but may we hasten to add that there are more civilized and cultured ways to go about it”, Onaiwu stated.