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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State says he appreciates and admires the courage of Mr Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in his quest to become Nigeria’s President in 2023.

This appreciation will not, however, translate to support and/or votes. Umahi said he would work for his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, against 2023.

Umahi was reacting to a viral statement that quoted him as saying that Obi is going nowhere and that he no longer believes in the quest for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

A statement signed on his behalf by the Commissioner for Information, Ebonyi State, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji,  said the viral claim on social media is fake, as it is a fabrication.

The full text of the  statement reads:

“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 nowhere 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.”


Umahi was a Presidential aspirant in the APC Primary which was won by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

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