A South-East group, Zikist-Buharist Movement has hailed Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi over his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Umahi lastly dumped his former political platform, the Peoples Democratic Party, final Thursday.
Reacting by an announcement made obtainable to DAILY POST on Sunday in Enugu, Rt. Hon. Stanley Ohajiruka, and Barrister Godwin Onwusi, the Chairman and the Secretary, respectively, of the Zikist-Buharist Movement, recommended the governor “for reviving the Zikist North-East alliance, a political alliance which had in the 1st and 2nd Republics stabilised our dear country.”
They declared that “For us, Governor Umahi, by putting the curiosity of the South-East area above his private political curiosity, Daniel come to judgment. He has opened the floodgate for Northern-Eastern areas alliance.
“We are impressed that Governor Umahi jettisoned his PDP’s consolation zone of the previous twenty years the place he was Ebonyi State Chairman, Deputy Governor and now Governor, due to the collective curiosity of the South East. He frowned at the truth that PDP exploited our votes and not using a commensurate reward system.
“For instance, PDP treated our elder statesman, the founder of the of the party, Dr Alex Ekwueme of blessed memory shabbily, abandoned federal roads in the South East, made false promises over the 2nd Niger bridge, and mischievously equating transient offices doled out to our people as important as infrastructural development to an industrious people.”
They hailed Umahi “for flying the pragmatic Zikist Eagle Alliance which governed the 1st and 2nd Republics of Nigeria. It is a welcome development, especially when ZBM understands that he is leading the squad of his governor colleagues and other prominent Igbo leaders to reinforce the Zikist North-East alliance.”
Asked whether or not Umahi’s transfer will assure the favored agitation for Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction, ZBM quipped, “positively, it can improve and activate the traditional Zikist North-East alliance greater than some other alchemy. For Governor Umahi is the pilot of gale of defections we predict from the area to APC hovering within the air. Don’t overlook that the Zikist Eagle alliance began in the course of the 2019 presidential election, the place for the primary time our nice social gathering, the APC made 25% threshold in 3 out of 5 states.
“Politics is a game of numbers, today Ebonyi has left the leaking umbrella of the PDP to the golden Broom of the APC, tomorrow we are expecting Abia, Anambra, Enugu and others from the South-South, including the Big Fish from the Niger Delta.”
Prodded on who’s the Big Fish from the Niger Delta, the ZBM famous, “We of the ZBM won’t bounce the gun, for on the applicable time our chief President Muhammadu Buhari will temporary the nation.
“All we all know is that he has promised to bequeath a sustainable democracy to Nigerians.
“ZBM is appealing to Nigerian electorate to watch out for the renewal of the APC and strengthening of our fledgling democracy. We appreciate Governor Umahi and others who are adding to the missing tonic of the Northern cum Eastern regions alliance.”