EBONYI State Governor David Umahi on Tuesday said he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the PDP had failed the people of the Southeast.

He said he had no regrets defecting from the party, adding that it was based on his conviction and avowed commitment to the interest of the geo-political zone.

Umahi explained that he defected because of the injustice against the Southeast by the PDP.

The governor spoke with reporters in Abakaliki, the state capital, on the controversial defection to the ruling party at the centre.