My Family Conspired Against Me To Vote Peter Obi – Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi says his family conspired against him to vote for the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the 25 February presidential election in the state.

My Family Conspired Against Me To Vote Peter Obi - Umahi
Governor David Umahi

Umahi, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this when he appeared as a guest on Channels TV’s Politics Today, Monday night.

Umahi said it was surprising that President Muhammadu Buhari and the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, lost their states to the opposition parties at the February 25 polls.

According to him, he never expected that LP would win any election in Ebonyi State because of the structure that has been put in place so that no other political party can even win councilorship in the state.

The governor added that votes obtained by Peter Obi during the election were protest votes due to Nigeria’s seeming hardship and challenges.

He said: “In all honesty, I didn’t give any chance to the Labour Party to win any election in my state (Ebonyi State) because what we have put in place was such that no other political party should be able to win anything, not even Councilorship election in my state. I saw the Labour Party vote as a protest against my Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

“I was very surprised; even in my family, there was a conspiracy against me. I did not know that they voted for Peter Obi, but in the other elections, they voted for APC because of what we’ve done in the state. It’s very surprising.

Ebonyi State is considered one of the strongholds of Obi in the election because he (Obi) hails from the Southeast region.

The LP candidate polled a total of 252, 738 votes to defeat Mr Tinubu of the APC in Ebonyi State. The APC candidate came second with 42, 402 votes in the state.

Mr Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, enjoyed swelling support mainly in the South-east during the exercise.

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