Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi has revealed that members of his family conspired against him to vote for the Labour Party (LP) candidate in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi.
The Governor, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said during a Channels TV interview that they voted for Obi without his knowledge.
He, however, added that APC got his family’s votes in the other Governorship, National, and state house of assembly elections.
Umahi said it was surprising that President Muhammadu Buhari and the president-elect, Bola Tinubu lost their states to the opposition parties during the presidential polls.
He added that the votes that the Labour Party got was not because of Peter Obi but rather as a-protest-votes due to Nigeria’s seeming hardship and challenges.
He said; “In all honesty, I didn’t give any chance to the Labour Party to win any election in my State (Ebonyi State) because what we have put in place was such that no other political party should be able to win anything, not even Councilorship election in my State. I saw the Labour Party vote as a protest against my Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“I was very surprised; even in my family, there was a conspiracy against me. I did not know that they voted for Peter Obi, but in the other election, they voted for APC because of what we’ve done in the State.
“It was not a vote for His Excellency Peter Obi. As such, there is seemingly hardship and challenges in Nigeria”.