By Jude Atupulazi
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, has revealed how his family members voted for the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, in the last presidential election against his choice.
Speaking on Channels Television News last Monday, Umahi said there was a conspiracy against him, even within his family, because he had expected them to vote for the presidential candidate of the APC.
The Eastern Nigerian governor said that he was not even expecting the Labour Party to win any election in Ebonyi State because the plan they made for the election was to achieve 100% victory for the All Progressives Congress in the state.
Umahi said that he believed that a vote for the Labour Party was like protesting against the ruling party and the People’s Democratic Party but he was surprised by what happened in the state during the elections.
He said, ‘In all honesty, I didn’t give any chance to the Labour Party to win any election in my State (Ebonyi State) because what we have put in place was such that no other political party should be able to win anything, not even Councillorship election in my state. I saw the Labour Party vote as a protest against my Party (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
‘I was very surprised; even in my family, there was a conspiracy against me. I did not know that they voted for Peter Obi, but in the other elections, they voted for APC because of what we’ve done in the state. It was not a vote for His Excellency Peter Obi. As such, there is seeming hardship and challenges in Nigeria.’