DEFECTION TO APC: UMAHI AFTER MY LIFE, SAYS ANYIM

Written by on December 1, 2020

FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT ANYIM PIUS ANYIM ON MONDAY PETITIONED PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE MOHAMMED ADAMU AND THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (DSS) OVER ALLEGED PLOT TO KILL HIM FOR NOT DEFECTING FROM THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) TO THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC).

HE ALLEGED THAT EBONYI STATE GOVERNOR DAVID UMAHI WAS BEHIND THE PLOT.

ANYIM SAID UMAHI WAS IN HIS HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 20 TO ADVISE HIM TO DEFECT FROM THE PDP TO THE APC, ADDING THAT HE HAD DECLINED.

ANYIM SAID NO AMOUNT OF BLACKMAIL OR INTIMIDATION WILL COMPEL HIM OR ANY OF THE PDP LEADERS TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR.

HE SAID UMAHI IS SUFFERING FROM DELUSION AND HE NEEDS HELP.

THE FORMER SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION (SGF) SAID HE AND KEY LEADERS IN EBONYI STATE ARE NOT ENGAGING CULTISTS AND MEMBERS OF THE PROSCRIBED INDEPENDENT PEOPLE OF BIAFRA (IPOB) TO KILL AND CAUSE CRISIS IN THE STATE.

HE SAID UMAHI POINTED ACCUSING FINGERS AT SOME LEADERS IN THE STATE IN A CIRCULATED MEDIA BRIEFING ON NOVEMBER 27, AFTER A FORMAL STATE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING. ALSO, FORMER ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNOR PETER OBI SAID UMAHI’S DEFECTION IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THE PROBLEMS CURRENTLY CONFRONTING THE COUNTRY.

ANYIM, WHO RAISED THE ALARM IN AN OPEN LETTER, WHICH WAS SENT TO UMAHI, PRESIDENT BUHARI AND THE IG, SAID HIS BLOOD IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR UMAHI IN PURSUIT OF HIS AMBITION.


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