I was forced to borrow N5bn to fund PDP campaign – Gov Umahi
Umahi, who decamped from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently, stated this during an enlarged stakeholders meeting of the APC) in the state.

Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, on Monday, has said he was forced to borrow N5bn to fund the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.

Umahi, who decamped from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently, stated this during an enlarged stakeholders meeting of the APC) in the state.

Umahi said: “When I was deputy governor, someone in high position from the South-east went and arranged loan of N5bn for me to fund presidential ambition of his government.

“And I had to sell some of my properties to pay the loan.”

Responding, the acting caretaker committee chairman of the PDP in the state, Fred Udogu, faulted the governor’s claims.

“The governor has been feeding people of the state with all manner of lies and propaganda just to tarnish the image of the PDP and its members but we are preparing.

“Political fight is not a fight with a gun or knife but with intelligence and wisdom, so please disregard the information,” he said.