The governor of Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, maintains that Rivers state’s votes are all that the All Progressives Congress (APC) needs, not logistical support.
This was said by Umahi on Tuesday at the opening of the Akpabu-Itu-Omudiogha-Egbeda road in Rivers state’s Emohua LGA.
Recall that Wike had earlier committed to providing Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s presidential candidate, with logistical help for his campaign in the state.
Also, Wike told Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, that he will support his logistical needs during his campaign in the state.
However, Umahi during the event cajoled Wike and the Rivers electorate to vote for Tinubu saying that what the party needs is the support of Rivers in terms of votes.
“Here, you are 99 percent in control because of what you’re doing for the people. And I want to commend you. And I thank you for not putting any kobo in Ebonyi again,” Umahi said.
“In Ebonyi, I’m also the same way, because I have worked. So, there is no other party in Ebonyi; it’s only APC. And we don’t do sentiments. Our votes in Ebonyi will go to APC, will go to asiwaju.
“Your excellency, my party, APC, we don’t need logistics. We’ve seen the presidential candidates come here and you are a doer of promise. And when you say you’ll give logistics support, we know you will.
“But you see, APC, we don’t need logistics support; we need votes — just for the presidential one. I will not ask what is impossible. So, that presidential one, keep it for asiwaju.”