My family members conspired, voted Peter Obi – Umahi

David Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has alleged that members of his family conspired against him during the February 25 presidential election.

Umahi said in an interview on Channels Television on Monday night that his family members voted for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

He claimed that the votes that went to Obi were “protest votes” because the people were angry with his party, the APC, and the PDP at the federal level.

Umahi said, “In all honesty, I didn’t give any chance to the Labour Party to win any election in my state because what we had put in place was such that no other political party should be able to win anything, not even councillorship elections in my state. I see the Labour Party vote as a protest against my party; against the Peoples Democratic Party.

“I was very surprised. Even in my family, there was a conspiracy against me. I did not know that they voted for Peter Obi, but in the other election, they voted for the All Progressives Congress because of what we’ve done in the state. It’s very surprising.

“It was not a vote for His Excellency, Peter Obi. As such, there are seeming hardships and challenges in Nigeria.”

In Ebonyi, Obi garnered a total of 259,738 votes to defeat Bola Tinubu of the APC who got 42,402 votes. Atiku Abubakar of the PDP polled 13,503 votes to come third in the election.

Obi polled over 75 per cent of the votes cast in the southeastern state. None of the other candidates polled up to 25 per cent of the votes cast in the state.