S-East Govs Didn’t Influence Votes For Buhari – Umahi


The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has debunked the suggestions that South East Governors have deliberately influenced results to assist President Muhammadu Buhari achieve 25 per cent of votes in states within the zone.

Addressing newsmen in Abakaliki on Monday, Governor Umahi described the insinuation was unfounded and attributed it to fake news purveyors in the social media.

According to him, “Why do we need to negotiate for the sex of a child when the child has been given birth to?

“The fact is that the president remains the boss of all governors and any reasonable governor must respect the president, party differences apart.”

He further stated that; “You gain nothing by castigating him and such castigation does not stop him from being the president.

“You should rather make him your friend and see how you can get something for your people. “The bible tells us that when the ways of a man is pleasing unto God, it keeps his enemies to be at peace with him.”

Governor Umahi said those who lived for themselves end up heating the system as they collected their salaries at the end of the month, fed freely among others.

“I am in a hurry to change the story, narratives of Ebonyi people so whatever vehicle of peace that I need to join to achieve this, I will join.

“Our people are good in social media but will never go to get their voter cards and will be announcing results,” he said.

The governor however urged journalists to always vote in the country’s elections to enshrine good governance despite their election monitoring schedules.

“I expect 90 per cent success in the elections of March 9 and I want you to ask me question on this, that day.

“All the prophecies made on this election failed and you (journalists) were the ones propagating these prophecies. “People will just wake up and declare: thus says the lord and this is unfortunate,” the governor said.

Governor Umahi also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ensuring a hitch free election, but urged it to ensure the efficiency of the card reader which recorded several hitches on Saturday.NAN

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