Even though a PDP Governor, I supported Buhari during 2019 presidential poll — Umahi

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has admitted supporting Muhammdau during the 2019 general election, even as a of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Umahi said this at the laying ceremony of a housing in his home town- Uburu on .

The governor said that his party should not waste time in accusing him of giving the 25 per cent votes during the election.

“I preached it in the entire south east zone of the country, that the person who supports us is whom we .

“I joined the APC for the ’s love for Ebonyi even if for no other reason.

“My eyes are on the ball – on what get to my people,” he said.

Umahi said that he plans to submit a proposal for a channelisation work which cut across the housing , expressing confidence that the president will approve it.

“You know I am his son, so you can be sure that I will get the approval.

“You can anything you to but the president loves me and I love him also.

“I do not know how this love happened, but you should realise that grace is always upon the house of David,” he said.

Umahi said that he has barred all his appointees and supporters from reacting to verbal attacks from the PDP over his decision to join the APC.

“I am the father of the and should be ashamed that Ebonyi is heading into bitterness and disunity.

“I have decided to forgive all those who wronged me and seek same from those who may have been hurt in this process which I responsibilities for.

“We should practice the Christianity we profess and this forgiveness has ensured that my blood pressure has dropped to 110/20 from 120/20,” he said.

The governor, however, said that such gesture should not be mistaken for weakness.

“The people should know that David is a man of .

“God has directed that we stop this fight and we have no regrets being pencils in his hands.

“I thank all those who intervened in this matter such as the Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki diocese, the Christian Association of , the Founding Fathers Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural among others,” he said.