Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Umahi has insisted that no amount of criticism will make him change his resolve to support President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Umahi said the challenge confronting his government is not party politics but global economic meltdown and cannot afford to lose the assistance of Buhari’s led federal government.
He was reacting to rumor making rife that he was perfecting plans to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at solidarity rally held in his honor by Abakaliki Urban community forum at Abakaliki Township stadium on Tuesday.
The governor explained that President Buhari is his only boss as a state governor hence, it is naturally wrong for him to oppose him.
He however, restated his resolve to remain in PDP to ensure that Ebonyi remains a PDP state.
He said, “Many people because of our support, respect, and relationship with Mr President have been saying whether we have moved over to APC but the answer is no.
“PDP is the answer, PDP is where we stay, PDP is the party to beat. It is the duty of every governor to respect the President because he is the only boss we have as governors and the second is the people. And so you do not tackle or disrespect your President.
“So our support for President is because what is presently challenging us is not party politics but global economic meltdown.
“And because we have been cheated in the past, we need to support Mr President so that we can get our own share of the national cake to develop our people.
“So, we will continue to support Mr President, we continue to work with him but we will continue to support our party. PDP is strong in Ebonyi State and PDP is working in Ebonyi state. If you come here, you see what PDP can do. So our party will continue to be strong and be shining example to other political parties”.
Governor Umahi who had held PDP solidarity rallies in all the local government areas and Development Centres in the state commended the people for making the rallies successful.

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