By Wilson Adekumola
The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has explained how his family conspired against him to vote for Peter Obi of the Labour Party at the 25 February presidential election.
Umahi who had won the Ebonyi South Zone Senatorial seat to represent his constituency at the 10th National Assembly made this known while featuring on Channels Television on Monday.
He expressed concern over the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the president-elect losing their states to the opposition parties at the February 25 general elections..
Umahi said the votes polled by the LP during the election were not because of Peter Obi but rather as a-protest-votes due to Nigeria’s seeming hardship and challenges.
“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 election, they voted for APC because of what we’ve done in the State.
“It was not a vote for His Excellency Peter Obi. As such, there is seemingly hardship and challenges in Nigeria”, he stated.
The All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu defeated Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi to win the presidential polls.