Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi has answered questions thrown at him if he will be supporting the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi come 2023.
Umahi spoke when he appeared on the Arise TV programme on Friday morning.
The governor who contested for the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the primary election held on June 7 and 8 at Eagle Square, Abuja, said his failure to emerge as the party’s presidential flagbearer is the will of God.
When asked to talk about the aftermath of the primary election which he and other aspirants lost to the National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Umahi said he would not disclose some things until the campaign begins on September 28.
He added that he swore an oath of allegiance to his party and he would abide by it.
“What happened to me at the APC primary election is the will of God. I swore an oath of allegiance to my party in APC and won’t say some things because the campaign has not started,” Umahi said.
Asked why he is not supporting the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi who is a Nigerian of Igbo extraction, despite his (Umahi) agitation for the Igbo presidency.
Umahi said, “No comment. I have answered your question and I answered you that when campaigns start we will be answering questions like this because as a man who wants to uphold the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I should just do that which is very important.”
Speaking further on Igbo Presidency, the APC presidential aspirant said, “There is no doubt that Igbo missed out so much in APC, but they missed out terribly in PDP. I have said this several times if Igbo would serve APC with the number of years they had served PDP and denied ticket, I will not be happy about that.
“Morally I don’t have any anger in me to say that it must be me (that would emerge the first Igbo president). No. I just did my bit and demonstrated that we have materials. And for me, in terms of who becomes the President of Nigeria, I want to suggest that we should talk on issues.”