The Ebonyi socio-cultural group has called on indigenes to ignore recent remarks by the state Governor, Dave Umahi, in which he said that the state will not vote for the Labour Party flag-bearer, Peter Obi, in the 2023 general elections.
The group, under the auspices of Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural Group in the Diaspora (AEISCID), asked all the eligible voters in the state to ignore the governor and go ahead to vote their conscience in 2023.
It described as “utmost disappointment, the disgusting and unfortunate diatribes of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi against the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo after his loss at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election.”
The socio-cultural organisation with interest in politics and governance of the state said the governor cannot dictate for the state who to vote or otherwise.
Umahi had reportedly said Ebonyi people will not vote for Peter Obi or any other presidential candidate in 2023 general elections but Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC.
The Ebonyi governor got a paltry 38 votes from delegates of state at the recent APC presidential primary election.
AEISCID President Worldwide, Pascal Oluchchukwu, said: “Ebonyi people should, therefore, disregard his utter gibberish and be ready to elect candidates based on their pedigrees and credentials, competence and capacity across all levels in the 2023 general elections.
“AEISCID will always be there to make informed comments and opinions on who and which candidate will be capable to restore and redeem our lost image and rescue our beloved state from the clutches of Umahi’s tyranny.
“In the most bizarre manner, Umahi proclaimed that Ohaneze Ndigbo President, Prof. George Obiozor, was no longer his president and that he would not have anything in common with the apex Igbo socio- cultural organization.”