Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has denied that governors of the Southeast states influenced the results of Saturday’s presidential election to favour President Muhammadu Buhari so he could garner the necessary 25 percent in the states in the zone.
Umahi made the denial on Monday in Abakaliki while addressing the media, insisting that rumour emanated from carriers of fake news on social media.
“Why do we need to negotiate for the sex of a child when the child has been given birth to?
“The fact is that the president remains the boss of all governors and any reasonable governor must respect the president, party differences apart.
“You gain nothing by castigating him and such castigation does not stop him from being the president.
“You should rather make him your friend and see how you can get something for your people.
“The bible tells us that when the ways of a man is pleasing unto God, it keeps his enemies to be at peace with him,” he said.
According to the governor, those who lived for themselves end up heating the system as they collected their salaries at the end of the month, fed freely among others.
“I am in a hurry to change the story, narratives of Ebonyi people so whatever vehicle of peace that I need to join to achieve this, I will join.
“Our people are good in social media but will never go to get their voter cards and will be announcing results,” he said.
Speaking further on the election, Umahi said: “I expect 90 per cent success in the elections of March 9 and I want you to ask me question on this, that day.
“All the prophecies made on this election failed and you (journalists) were the ones propagating these prophecies.
“People will just wake up and declare: thus says the lord and this is unfortunate,” he said.