Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has described it as an insult for the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode to be telling Nigerians that he was instrumental to the defection of three Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fani Kayode was on Thursday unveiled as a ‘new bride’ by the ruling party when he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock, Abuja.
After his unveiling, Fani Kayode was bragging that he played a led role in the defection of Umahi, Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara to APC.
But Umahi has to come out denying Fani Kayode’s claim, saying it was a lie from the pit of hell.
Speaking as a guest of Channels TV Sunrise Daily, Umahi said Fani-Kayode owes him an apology.
Barely hiding his anger, Umahi said, “For someone to come and say that a whole Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, that he was instrumental to my movement from PDP to APC is an insult on my person and with all due respect, he has to withdraw that statement.
“He remains my friend and a good one for that matter, but he played no role in my movement and I am sure he didn’t play any role in the movement of the rest of us.”