Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) needs the people of Rivers State to vote for the ruling pabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), logistics support for his campaign in the state.
The Ebonyi State Governor said this on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Akpabu-Itu-Omudiogha-Egbeda road in Emohua LGA in Rivers state.
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State had promised to give Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), logistics support for their campaign in the state.
Speaking at the event, Umahi said the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, needs votes from Rivers State and not logistics support.
According to Umahi, Ebonyi State is for the APC and the Southeast state will vote overwhelmingly for Bola Tinubu.
Umahi told Wike: “Here, you are 99 percent in control because of what you’re doing for the people. And I want to commend you. And I thank you for not putting any kobo in Ebonyi again.
In Ebonyi, I’m also the same way, because I have worked. So, there is no other party in Ebonyi; it’s only APC. And we don’t do sentiments. Our votes in Ebonyi will go to APC, will go to asiwaju.
Your excellency, my party, 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.
But you see, 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.”