Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has reacted to speculation of former President Goodluck Jonathan defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Umahi who spoke at the statehouse in Abuja on Tuesday, May 10, said the form allegedly purchased for Goodluck Jonathan was gotten to embarrass him.
He further said if the former President joins the ruling party, it would be one of the wonders of the century. Umahi added that it would be difficult for the ruling party to sell Jonathan to Nigerians.
The Governor said;
“Jonathan is my father and God used him and the wife to make me a governor of the state and so, anybody who has done anything for me, I’ve always remained very grateful to such person and I will continue to be very grateful to him, the wife for being available and my destiny helper, to achieve that feat.
“We don’t forget people who have helped us, but on the question of joining, I may not say much about that because I’ve seen a lot of write-ups, denials, but if he decides to join and to run, it will, for me, become one of the wonders in this century.
“The reason is that if you go and see the campaign programs of APC and you now ask President Jonathan to come and run, I don’t know what will be our campaign promises and what will be the stories we’ll be telling Nigerians.
“I believe strongly that he was not aware of the forms and I want to believe that mischievous people would have bought the forms to embarrass him.
“But from what I read, he has quickly distanced himself from that. But like I said, if that is not the case, then the Guinness Book of Records is not filled up.”