Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has said that the proposed defection of David Umahi, his Ebonyi state counterpart, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), is a welcome develolpment
The governor while addressing journalists after meeting with Mai Mala Buni, Yobe state governor and chairman of the APC caretaker committee, in Abuja on Monday, said the party is looking forward to welcoming more governors from the south-east into its fold.
He said: “If you recall when I addressed you here a couple of months ago, I told you that the moment I resume office in Imo state as the governor, that the impression and the perception of our party in south-east will change and the resultant effect will be that more credible individuals and governors will even join the party.
“Today I am being vindicated because we are hearing it and I am sure a few hours from now we get a confirmation that one of our best will be joining the party and (he) is the governor of Ebonyi state.
“Of course, I will be very glad and it will be my joy to welcome a governor and more governors, not only him, we are still talking (to) more governors to join.
“APC is the ruling party and for the interest of national integration and cohesion, Imo and south-east, indeed, needs to become part and parcel of the ruling party to make the Nigerian project a complete project.”