President Muhammadu Buhari has formally reacted to the defection of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, to the All Progressives Congress describing it “as a bold move driven purely by principle rather than opportunistic motives.

In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, the President commended the Governor for taking this bold decision in accordance with his conscience and principles rather than any external influence or coercion.
 He described as gladdening that Governor Umahi cited Good governance as a major factor in his decision to join the APC urging Nigerians to pay less emphasis on identity politics for democracy to make the desired impact on the country
 President Buhari says Governor might be called names for his courageous decision but urged him to solace in the fact that he is paying the price men of principles have to pay for acting according to their conscience.

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