Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Victor Attah has dumped the embattled APC candidate in the April 11 governorship election, Mr. Umana Okon Umana.
Attah who addressed the press on Tuesday said the withdrawal of his support for Umana became imperative owing to the fact that he has opted to quit partisan politics.
Sources close to Attah however noted that Attah who would clock 77 years next month was not prepared for any shame at his age the defeat of the APC and Umana would bring to him if there is a re-run of the governorship election in some local governments of the state.
“ let no one jump to the conclusion that I want to remain in PDP, nor anyone think I am crossing over to the APC. I have quit partisan politics and I now want to play the role of an Elder statesman.”
Asked who he would support in the event of a re-run of the governorship election, the ex-governor said he was not ready to sink or swim with the APC and he was not canvassing votes for Umana but would advise the electorate to use their voter cards wisely.
It would be recalled that Attah despite being a founding member of the PDP, was among those who testified in favour of Umana in the election tribunal where the petitioner failed to get the tribunal nod to nullify the election Udom Emmanuel as the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
It would be further recalled that Attah has a history of leading his candidates to failure in elections.