Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has said the people of the state will vote for the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 poll.
He said credible voters in the state will not vote for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, adjudged as the most popular presidential candidate from the region.
Speaking at the swearing-in of new commissioners and aides at the government house in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital, Umahi said the states that LP has helped should vote for Obi.
“We will not vote for Labour Party, we will only vote for APC. Our vote is for APC and not for Labour Party. Our agenda is Ebonyi agenda. We will vote for our Presidential candidate in the person of Tinubu. We must strive to liberate Ebonyi State and that is our agenda”.
The Newly appointed Commissioners took over from the their predecessors who last month resigned different positions in Government to contest the 2023 general election.
The Newly sworn in Commissioners include, Mr. Celestine Nwali who is expected to take over from Barr. Onyekachi Nwaebonyi as Commissioner for Capital Territory Development, Mattias Adum takes over the ministry of Lands and Survey while Romanus Nwasum is to oversee the Ministry of Infrastructural Development for Concession.
Others include, Chris Uchaji, Ministry of Solid Mineral Development, Beatrice Eze, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chuks Okoh, Special Assistant on Strategy while Uchenna Otu, Special Assistant on Transport.
Recently, Obi has been gaining momentum in the south-east after defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Umahi contested the ruling party’s presidential ticket but lost out to Tinubu after polling 38 votes.