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I was not against Igbo voting Obi – Umahi 

GOVERNOR David Umahi, says he does not condemn the South-East Zone for voting massively for Peter Obi during the February 25, 2023 presidential elections.

Umahi stated this yesterday at the Ebonyi International Airport, Onueke, in the Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, while addressing stakeholders and people of Ezza clan.

The governor said he was not against the strides recorded by the Labour Party presidential candidate, Obi, during the elections.

He said, “The All Progressives Congress is not angry or does not condemn Obi’s feat as the South-East has made a strong statement with it.

“One, however, digs with two arrowed woods so that when one fails to stick on the target, the other wood will stick to it.”

According to Umahi, who is chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, it was important for any tribe to reserve a slot for negotiation after the internal sharing to make assurance double.

“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 as who could had believed that Obi was talking with me up till the last minute,” he added.

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