“I wish to be a martyr, sacrificed to attain Igbo Presidency” – Umahi | The Guardian Nigeria Information

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David Umahi of Ebonyi State.

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has stated he desires to be a martyr who shall be sacrificed to attain the much-sought Igbo presidency.

Umahi made the declaration on Tuesday in Abakaliki whereas briefing newsmen, noting that solely martyrs make sacrifices for the peoples’ curiosity in troublesome instances.

The governor, who confirmed that he’s defecting from the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC), stated he is not going to remorse the choice regardless of its final result.

“I’ve to steer the protest towards the marginalisation of the Igbos by the PDP and I don’t should seek the advice of anyone to steer such a protest.

“I don’t need the PDP to break down within the south east however it may collapse itself within the zone if it doesn’t heed to the peoples’ recommendation to entrench justice, equity and fairness.

“The PDP needs to be daring to declare its stand on zoning of the presidency to the south east and if it can not, ought to inform us why we’re not able to holding such a place however will come for our votes throughout elections,” he stated.

Umahi stated that the choice to go away PDP was not about management however about patriotism, justice, equity and the general curiosity of the folks.

“I’m not vying for any place within the APC so anyone who doesn’t like me over the defection shall be preventing the air.

“I’ll as an alternative play the fatherly function of guiding anybody who desires to vie for any place as a result of it’s a waste of time for any governor to hunt changing himself.

“If you end up on the lookout for all people to be loyal to you in politics, you won’t get to your vacation spot as a result of locations should not straight however filled with obstacles,” he stated.

Umahi stated that he is not going to be disturbed if the APC fails to zone the presidency to the south east however will depend upon God to find out the matter.

“The APC, nonetheless, seems to be amenable in direction of working with the south east though the south east by no means supported it the way in which it supported the PDP since 1999.

“We might be 24 years with the PDP by 2023 and Ebonyi, below my administration, will testify the quite a few feats we’ve got attained with the help of my pal and father, President Muhammadu Buhari,” he stated.

He stated that his defection has created a political gathering and mass motion, unprecedented in Ebonyi historical past with each PDP and APC trustworthy coming collectively to pursue a typical trigger.

“I’ll don’t have any regrets if our agitations should not met in APC as it is going to be on report {that a} governor was sacrificed for the betterment of his folks on what’s rightfully, their due.

“We’ll nonetheless protest if we’re nonetheless unfairly handled within the APC as a result of protest is the fantastic thing about democracy and if it doesn’t work now, it may work in future,” he stated.





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