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David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State, has said that he is not against the Presidential ambition of Labour Party, LP, candidate Peter Obi nor is he against the emergence of a president of Igbo extraction.
The governor issued the clarification on Friday in reaction to viral posts on social media alleging that he was against Peter Obi’s presidential ambition.
The social media post attributed to Umahi also alleged that the Ebonyi State Governor has given up on the quest for the realisation of a Nigerian president of Igbo origin.
Reacting, Umahi in statement issued by Barrister Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Information, said the post was made up by frustrated political jobbers.
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The statement read, “The attention of Ebonyi State government has been drawn to a social media post being recently in circulation and purported to have been authored by the hard-working Governor of Ebonyi State by miserable and frustrated political jobbers.
“For the records, the Governor of Ebonyi State is not against His Excellency, Peter Obi for Presidency but in fact deeply appreciates his courage in his campaign.
“His Excellency, Engr. Umahi never said that Peter Obi is going no where and that he does not believe in Igbo Presidency.
“However, His Excellency David Nweze Umahi is a member of APC and shall support the party in all their state and national elections as a good party man.
“The Governor believes that most party members will defend their parties during elections and people will freely vote for candidates of their choice.”