- The governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi has expressed his love and admiration for the personality of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate
- Governor Umahi during a live telecast described Mr. Obi as his friend confessing that he likes what he is doing in preparations for the general elections
- Despite being on the opposition side, the governor stated that he will be hosting Mr. Obi publicly in his state
Governor Dave Umahi of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state has declared his likeness for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, the Daily Independent reports.
The governor stated this on Friday, September 2 during a live telecast of Arise TV when being asked to give his perspective and opinion of the opposition’s party candidate ahead of the crucial 2023 presidential.
As gathered by Legit.ng, Governor Umahi described Obi as a friend stating that he plans to host him in the state soon.
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“I never in all my outings and utterances mentioned Peter Obi. Peter Obi is my friend, I’m going to host him in Ebonyi State and I will host him publicly, I like what he’s doing, and it’s very encouraging.”
2023: Governor Umahi denies ill comment against Peter Obi
The governor during the interview also used the opportunity to refute reports attributed to him stating that he once said the former Anambra state governor will not get a single vote in Ebonyi state.
Umahi accused the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of instigating and insinuating such reports.
He also noted during the interview that the Igbos lost out massively to the ruling All Progressives Congress and the PDP during the presidential primaries.
2023: Nollywood actress comes under fire for criticising Obi's supporters
In another development, Nollywood actress Victoria Inyama has made a bold statement about supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Inyama, while reacting to a post by Daddy Freeze, said 70 per cent of Obi’s supporters are Zombidients and Obidiots.
The actress' statement has sparked reactions from many followers of the presidential candidate, who have taken to social media to drag her in return.
Peter Obi questions Buhari’s govt over delay in releasing names of high-profile Nigerians linked to oil theft
Meanwhile, there is a huge controversy surrounding the government's delay in releasing the names of high-profile Nigerians linked to oil theft.
Labour Paty's presidential candidate, Peter Obi has joined other well-meaning Nigerians on why it has continued to delay the release of these names.
It was gathered that the presidency before now has on several occasions released statements that the names of these culprits are in their possession.