Ebonyi Governor David Umahi says he will never go back to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, despite rumours making the rounds.
Mr Umahi left the PDP, the platform upon which he assumed office to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, which holds sway at the federal level.
Speaking during the 2021 Special Thanksgiving Service of Government House Chapel in Abakaliki on Sunday, Mr Umahi said he won’t return to the PDP which he described as ‘Egypt’.
“With all these enormous achievements I have made under the All Progressive Congress (APC); what will make me go back to Egypt, called PDP? the governor asked.
“For that, I pray that God will never forgive the person who initiated the fake news that I have plans to go back to PDP.”
On the thanksgiving Service, the governor said that it was good to give thanks to God as state and country at large.
“It’s good to be grateful to God for His blessings to us as a state and the country at large. As a state, we have come first in several ways and we give Him the praises.
“Learn how to give a good gift to God and it’s by thanksgiving that we can be blessed,” Mr Umahi said.
Pastor Eunice Oyeyemi of Christ Embassy church, Government House Chapel, Abakaliki, stated that Ebonyi State was able to achieve all the existing developments because of God’s love and mercies.
Mrs Oyeyemi described Gov. Umahi as a “visionary and transformational leader.”
“Today, Sunday is a special day for thanksgiving for the government and everyone in the state.
“We are thanking God for peace, safety and calmness, we have enjoyed it in spite of challenges.
“People should always be grateful and thankful to God and be Prayerful for the leaders,” Mrs Oyeyemi said.