Ebonyi State News
Feb 27, 2019
Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has reaffirmed that PresidentMuhamadu Buhariof All Progressive Congress (APC) remains his boss and friend whether he is winning or losing the presidential election.
Governor Umamhi who stated this while speaking to journalists in Abakaliki maintained that he cannot castigate the president and his Political Party APC as he is more concerned about his own job than prying into other people’s affairs. He debunked the insinuation in some quarters that South East Governors negotiated 35% votes with Buhari for presidential election.
The Governor noted that president Buhari remains the boss of all the Governors irrespective of the partyany of them belong to, stressing that he will continue to maintain good relationship with Mr. President to attract dividend of democracy to the people of Ebonyi State.
Frowning at the social media speculations, Governor Umahi said “I have always told our people that they are honestly good in social media but they have never gone to get their Permanent VotersCard rather they are the ones that will be announcing results, they are the ones that will be speculating that South East Governors are negotiating with Buhari. Why do you have to negotiate for the sex of a baby when the child has been given birth to”?
The president remains the boss of all the Governors and any reasonable Governor must respect him.Party differences apart,yougain nothing by castigating the president. It doesn’t stop him from being the president. That is not important rather make him your friend and see what you can get for your people.
When you make a leader happy, he can help you to achieve success for yourself and your people. For me,I am in a hurry to change the story of our people;and so whatever is in a vehicle of peace that I need to join, I will join to ensure that Ebonyi situation is improved upon. So, I believe that we have a duty for our people to work for that which God has called us to do.
I must tell you that Buhari remains my friend whether he is winning or losing. I will continue to say that I will not deny him and I will not castigate his party, I face my job and I will not mind anybody in opposition that faces me. That is my style of politics.He said.