Defection Spree: Another Three Umahi’s Aides Resign,join PDP

By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki

Gov Nweze Umahi

Three aides of Ebonyi State Governor David, have resigned their appointments with the State Government.

The governor’s aides, who until their resignation were Technical Assistants, are Engr. Nwigbo Ransomed, Hon Amaechi Nwovu and Hon Onweagu Chika.

It was learnt that, on resignation, the governor’s aides joined the Peoples Democratic Party from the ruling All Progressives Congress, in the state.

Findings suggest that this is coming barely three days, after two aides of the governor, resigned their appointments and defected to the PDP from the APC.

Their letters of resignation dated March 16, March 10 and February 22, 2021, respectively.

The registration letters partly read, “I, Hon Onweagu Chika, most sincerely wish to appreciate you for your appointing me as a Technical Assistant (TA) on Water Resources. I am indeed humbled for your kind gesture to me as I served in your Government. I hereby resign.

“I, Hon Amaechi Nwovu E, most humbly bring to your notice, Your Excellency, of my resignation as a Technical Assistant to the Governor on Water Resources with effect from March 10, 2021. The reason for my resignation is personal and best known to me.

“Please, accept this letter as a formal notification to resign my position as a Technical Assistant to the Governor on Environment, effective from February 22, 2021. I am Engr Nwigbo Ransomed.”

With this latest resignation, investigations revealed, that over 13 appointees of the governor, had resigned their appointments with the State Government, since he defected from the PDP to the APC, last November.