The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has said that the votes of the South East are for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He also said Ebonyi was ‘Obi-Dient’ only to the ruling party.
Recall that a few days ago the Anambra State Governor, Prof Charles Soludo, said the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, who is from the South East, would not win the election.
Addressing Tinubu, his wife and other governors of the party at the official commissioning of the Ebonyi State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja, yesterday, Umahi said, “We are not hiding to say you are our candidate.”
He said, “We are not hiding to say that you will take care of the South East people. We are not hiding to say that all our votes will be for the APC. There is no mistake about that.
“The Coordinator of the South East is here, Chief Hope Uzodinma, the people of the South East have spoken and I am the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum. So I speak on their behalf. We know where it will be better for us in 2023, and that is APC.
“Ebonyi State is only ‘Obi-Dient’ to APC. On the 22nd we will do a rally that is never witnessed in the entire South East in Ebonyi State. And any party that comes to Ebonyi and is able to get 10 per cent of the population, in fact, none of the parties can do that.”
Earlier, Tinubu said APC was a progressive party and that they were ready to carry the people of the state and the South East along.
He said, “As a politician, I am of the APC stock and the APC will be very progressive and will continue to carry you along with our progress.”