Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said the state will vote for the All Progressives Congress and not the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election.
A former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, is the presidential candidate of the APC, while a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, is that of the LP.
Recall that Umahi contested the ruling party’s presidential ticket but lost out to Tinubu after polling 38 votes.
Speaking at the swearing-in of new commissioners and aides at the government house in Abakaliki, Umahi said the states that LP has helped should vote for Obi.
He said, “Our party is APC and not the Labour Party. We will not vote for the Labour Party. We will vote for APC. The states that the Labour Party has helped should vote for them.
“The agenda of God for Ebonyi State is Ebonyi State agenda and that is what you should be telling them when they come to ask you who you will vote for. Tell them not to look for our votes, our votes belong to APC.”
Umahi also said it was unfortunate that the state was not recording high registration of voters.
“It is very unfortunate that the different local government areas in the state are yet to witness high turnout of voters’ registration in the state, apart from Afikpo south that has so far registered over 71,000 voters, others are yet to make any meaningful impact,” Umahi said.