…says ‘we’re not comedians’
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State, Dr. Ifeanyi Odii, has refuted claims by Governor Dave Umahi that Ebonyi State will vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the presidential polls, describing the governor’s statement as both reckless and a reflection of his delusions.
Odii said that Ebonyi State is a PDP stronghold and that nothing will change that.
“Umahi insulted the collective sensibility of our people when he said our dear state would vote Tinubu in the general elections. That’s pure fantasy. Our State is by, its history and voting records, a PDP stronghold. Everyone in the State read that statement with shock and wondered how foregone this governor is. We are not going to vote Tinubu as many people have already made up their minds who to vote for”, he said.
He said the PDP had already mobilised for the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, stressing that only the governor and his “micro” crowd will vote differently.
Odii said, “Unless he is suffering from willful ignorance, Umahi should have seen that he has lost the State with his APC posturings. Our people are angry with his militia group, Ebubeagu. He used it to torture our people and now all the people want to do is vote him and his murderous gang out of office. They are doing that to deliver themselves from oppression and intimidation.
“We wonder why he thinks the people of Ebonyi will vote a party that has been discredited widely. Why should we vote in a Tinubu that is the butt of many jokes and comedies? Are we comedians? We are a much more serious people for that. Many signs exist that our people have rejected Umahi. When the Ebubeagu militia was disbanded by the courts, you needed to have seen the happiness and relief. That’s the same relief our people seek as they vote out Umahi and his wicked party, APC.”