Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has revealed that even some of his family members conspired against him by voting for Peter Obi of the Labour Party during the presidential election.
In a Channels Television interview on Monday, the governor said it was a protest against the APC and its leadership for failing Nigerians.
He said it was surprising that President Muhammadu Buhari and the president-elect lost their states to the opposition parties at the February 25 polls.
According to him, the votes obtained by the LP during the election were not actually for Peter Obi but protest votes due to Nigeria’s seeming hardship and challenges.
“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”, he stated.