Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has urged Ndigbo in general to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections.
According to The Nation, Governor Umahi made the call at the kick-off of the ruling party’s local government campaign rallies at Iboko, the headquarters of Izzi Local Government Area.
Umahi said the APC presidential candidate loves the Igbo nation, adding that the ethnic group will be fully accommodated and carried along if Tinubu becomes president.
Governor Umahi described Tinubu as an experienced and capable leader who has the capacity to take the country to the next level.
“We must go back to our polling units. We are standing with Tinubu and Shettima. They will take care of Ebonyi State the way Buhari took care of Ebonyi State. The way Buhari has been taking care of us that is the way Jagaban is going to take care of the Ndigbo.
Jagaban was the governor of Lagos State and under him, Ndigbo in Lagos prospered and they are still prospering. We are not guided by sentiment; we will follow the man that knows the way,” Umahi said.
Meanwhile, Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has ruled out the chances of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi winning the 2023 presidential election.
In a tweet on Wednesday, January 18, the Special Assistant on Digital Communications to President Buhari said the number of Obi is “bragging” about cannot give him the presidency.
He boasted that the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu , will win the forthcoming election.
Ahmad who is the Deputy Director, Special Media Projects/New Media, APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) also expressed confidence that Tinubu will win the second term in 2027.
He said for Obi should come to the north and negotiate for the presidency after Tinubu finishes his two terms.
Though he didn’t specifically mention Obi’s name, reactions to the tweet show many believe that he was referring to the Labour Party presidential candidate.
Also, apart from Tinubu, Obi is the second leading presidential candidate from the southern region.
The tweet reads: “Whether you are ready to accept it now or never, the numbers you’re bragging can never give your the Presidency. After Asiwaju finishes his two terms, you can come to North and negotiate for it. Shi kenan!”
Can Igbo people rise up and do away with these soulless, Treacherous criminals before they succeed in exterminating all Igbos?