The executive governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE stunned viewers this morning when he spoke glowingly about Mr Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, while speaking as a guest on Arise TV this morning.
While expressing his admiration for the activities and track record of presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, thus far, in the build up to the 2023 general elections, Umahi disclosed that he had plans to host him in the state.
This came as a pleasant surprise to many since Umahi had earlier vowed to ensure that Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate never got any vote in Ebonyi since he, being a loyal party man would work for the success of his party’s candidate, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
However, Governor Umahi described Obi as a friend and denied ever having said that Obi would not get any vote in Ebonyi State.
He said, “I never in all my outings and utterances mentioned Peter Obi.
“Peter Obi is my friend, I’m going to host him in Ebonyi State and I will host him publicly,
“I like what he’s doing, and it’s very encouraging.”
He has now denied making such comments and accused the Peoples Democratic Party. PDP, in his state of masterminding such narrative.
He also stated emphatically during the interview that the Igbos lost out massively in the All Progressives Congress and the PDP during the presidential primaries.