Governor Dave Umahi has vowed to stand against the presidential ambition of his kinsman, Peter Obi because he’s not of his party.
Umahi who contested for the APC’s presidential ticket but lost out to Bola Ahmed Tinubu made this known in Abuja after he met with president Muhammadu Buhari.
He said there’s no denying that Labour Party’s Peter Obi has organic support and that his ambition drives home the fact that the time is ripe for an Igbo presidency.
He said Obi’s ambition “may not translate to outright win because I must defend my party; I must wish my party well and I have the ticket of my party.”
“The structure and the spread of APC is such that victory is assured and I can assure you that some of the disagreements in some states are going to be resolved,” Mr Umahi said.
“So, while my party takes the victory, he would have prepared a very good ground for the south-east presidency, so that nobody is going to write us off.
“And you can see the level of his acceptability, which does not translate to victory over APC. I’m sure of that.
“But it’s a good movement. And it reassures the south-east people and the entire country that we are accepted, you know; that we will one day become the president of this country. It is very important,” Mr Umahi said.