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APC primary: I’m ashamed of Ohanaeze president – Umahi

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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said he does not believe in the current leadership of the apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Umahi while lamenting the voting pattern of South-East delegates during the just concluded presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC said he is ashamed of the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

The Governor made this statement in Uburu, Ebonyi State on Saturday.

He accused the South-East delegates of a “high level of betrayal” during the APC presidential primary in Abuja.

Umahi said that even with their own delegates, the Igbos failed to make a statement.

He said: “The presidential election was an eye-opener to Ebonyi State. I thank God that through your support, we had a victory. We decided to contest so that the Igbo people would not say that we do not have qualified people.

“The Igbo man has five States and we should be asking why. Is there any fairness? Other States have 40 to 50 local government areas. How do you expect an Igbo man to win? But the worst is the attitude of delegates from the South-East. I met with delegates from the South-East and begged them to vote for any aspirant from the South-East, and by doing so, we will make a statement.

“Only Ebonyi people stood for both the PDP and APC. It is a very big shame that our people are crying over marginalization.

I am ashamed of the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. He can no longer be my president. It is a very big shame every Igbo man should be weeping for himself. And let me warn the youths in Ebonyi State that those leaders selling us out should not be considered our leaders again.

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