S/East governors did not influence results in Buhari’s favour - Umahi

S/East governors did not influence results in Buhari’s favour - Umahi

- Ebonyi governor, David Umahi, has debunked insinuations that south-east governors influenced results to help President Buhari

- The governor blamed such on fake news purveyors in the social media

- Umahi also enjoined journalists to vote in the elections to enshrine good governance; despite their election monitoring schedules

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has debunked the insinuations that south-east governors influenced results to help President Muhammadu Buhari achieve 25 percent of votes in states in the zone.

Umahi made the declaration on Monday, February 25 in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen, noting that the insinuation was unfounded, NAN reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that the governor blamed such on fake news purveyors in the social media.

“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.

“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,” he said.

He enjoined journalists to vote in the elections to enshrine good governance; despite their election monitoring schedules.

“I expect 90 percent 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,” he said.

Umahi commended INEC for ensuring a hitch free election but urged it to ensure the efficiency of the card reader which recorded several hitches on Saturday, February 23.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Anambra state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council warned the southeast governors that a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections will affect their re-elections.

The warning was given by the chairman of the campaign council in the state, Oseloka Obaze. Obaze, who said majority of the people of the southeast had resolved to support the candidacy of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubabar, and his running mate, Peter Obi.

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