Mr. David Umahi the Governor of Ebonyi State, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not need logistics support but votes from Rivers State. He said this during the inauguration of the Akpabu-Itu-Omudiogha-Egbeda road in Emohua LGA in Rivers State on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
Governor Nyesom Wike had promised to give the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, logistics support for his campaign in the state. Wike had also promised to give the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, logistics support for his campaign in the state. However, Umahi insists the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, doesn’t need support but votes. “Our votes in Ebonyi will go to APC, will go to Asiwaju.
“Your excellency, my parxxzzty, APC, we don’t need logistics. We’ve seen the presidential candidates come here and you are a doer of promise. And when you say you’ll give logistics support, we know you will. APC, we don’t need logistics support; we need votes — just for the presidential one. I will not ask what is impossible. So, that presidential one, keep it for Asiwaju,” Umahi said.
Wike, aired out his long-running war of words with the leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declaring that neither he, nor his G5 governor allies, would work for the party’s presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in preparation for next year’s elections. Governors Wike, Seyi Makinde (Oyo State), Samuel
Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), have been at daggers drawn with Atiku since the conclusion of the party’s presidential primaries in May over their insistence that Ayu steps down for a member of the party from the southern part of the country. In the same vein the G5 governor would not work for their party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.