Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, has urged political leaders in the state to discontinue with their plan to recall some members of the state House of Assembly and National Assembly, who stayed back in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said he got the information about the plan and pleaded with the stakeholders to down tools and allow them to live in peace.
Governor Umahi on Monday, made the disclosure during a solidarity visit by the 13 Local Government Chairmen of the state, Coordinators of Development Centres, with their Management Committee members, as well as other political appointees.
Noting; “There is information they leaked to me, that the grassroots are very angry with some National Assembly members, and some State Assembly members, and they want to use this opportunity to gather signatures at the polling units to recall them.
“I don’t want you to do that. Please, don’t do that. Allow them to still exist. I am the father of them all, whether they like it or not. Let’s not give them trouble. Allow them to be in peace, except any pikin wey say eh Papa no go sleep. But until then, let there be peace”, he said.
Umahi was optimistic that those who remained in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will still join them in APC and as such should be treated as brothers.
Stating: “We would allow the people who did not defect to the APC with us to exist in peace and you should not victimise them.
“You should not close the door behind them because they will come back but ensure that you enjoy your palliative in their presence to make them salivate.”
“When we started this struggle in 2014, we were not up to five percent of the mammoth crowd we are witnessing presently.
“You then imagine what will happen presently that we have the grassroots, structures at the state and national levels.
“Several personalities higher than myself have defected without noise, so one wonders why this particular defection is generating so much noise,” he queried