Gov Umahi Drops Bombshell, Reveals How PDP Chairman Ayu Helped Tinubu Win Presidential Polls
- Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state says Senator Iyorchia Ayu's refusal to resign as PDP national chairman was destiny in the making
- He said Ayu's refusal to resign extended the chances of the APC winning the presidential polls
- Governor Umahi said if Ayu had resigned, it would have been tough for the APC to win
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Rivers, Obio-Akpor - The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has revealed that the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, helped Nigeria's president-elect and candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu to win the 2023 presidential polls.
Governor Umahi, a former member of the PDP and now with the APC, made this claim on Monday, March 27, at the commissioning of the revamped Community Secondary School in Okoro-nu-Odo, in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers state.
The Ebonyi state governor, who was a guest of honour of Governor Nyesom Wike, said Senator Ayu's refusal to resign as the national chairman of the PDP was a blessing in disguise for his principal.
APC would've found it tough if Ayu had resigned - Gov Umahi
He also acknowledged that APC wouldn't have found it easy to beat the PDP at the presidential polls if Senator Ayu had agreed to step down and resign his position.
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As reported by PM News, Governor Umahi said:
“I want to also thank very highly the suspended Chairman of PDP. You know, he did very well because if he had accepted to resign, it would have been very difficult for the APC.
"So, he is our man and I commend him very well. And I’m begging Wike they should lift the suspension so that he can suspend many more of your leaders. We love what he has done."
What I did in secret to ensure Tinubu's victory - Governor Umahi
Similarly, Governor David Umahi has revealed that he prayed fervently for the success of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.
Umahi said he never hid his supplication to God about Tinubu and all candidates of the APC in the February 25 election.
He said he prayed to God to bring Tinubu on board and that God should grant him the wisdom to stand with the people.
"Integrate Wike into your government": APC governor sends crucial message to Tinubu
Meanwhile, Governor Umahi has called on Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, to integrate Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, into his cabinet.
Umahi said Wike was instrumental in the 2023 presidential election, where Bola Tinubu was declared the winner of the poll.
The Ebonyi governor also commended President Buhari for not endorsing any candidate and the northern governors of APC for ensuring power shifted to the south.