The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Monday, said the outcome of the February 25, 2023 presidential elections was expected by the Labour Party standard bearer, Mr Peter Obi. Umahi disclosed this while speaking at the Ebonyi International Airport, Onueke, in the Ezza South Local Government Area of the state.
The Ebonyi Governor who reacted to the outcome of the elections and Obi’s votes in the South East, said that the entire thing had vindicated the Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, who had predicted that the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, would not win. According to Umahi, Peter Obi knew this truth and still continued to reach out to him until the very end despite his rejection.
He said, “Govenor Charles Soludo of Anambra State harped on this fact and was crucified it; but his words have come to pass. The wise thing for the Igbos to do is to tell themselves the truth that we alone cannot make ourselves President. We have to work with other tribes as the South-West did with the North and have succeeded. We have to stop being parochial and clannish; who could have believed that Obi was talking with me up till the last minute? Let’s be clear: Peter Obi knows that he can’t and won’t win.”