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Last minute strategy, APC in Ebonyi state Dumps Tinubu, Adopts Obi for President


By Chris Steve
Less than 24-hours before commencement of Nigeria’s general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, has allegedly dumped its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT), and adopt the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi as its sole Candidate ahead of the Saturday polls.
This is based on sensitization materials sighted in circulation to members of the party in the State endorsing Peter Obi as president, Engr David Umahi for Ebonyi South Senate as well as Engr Felix Igboke for Ohanivo Federal Constituency.
“I am voting Peter Obi 4 President, I am voting Engr David Nweze Umahi 4 senate (Ebonyi South), I am voting Engr Felix Igboke 4 Federal House of Representatives (Ohanivo).” the sensitization materials stated.
Sources in the state Confirms that the Labour Party is the party to beat and the action of the APC can best be described as “act aimed at self-preservation.”
A chieftain of the APC in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state said that this is a last minute effort by the party to try and win the National Assembly elections in the state.
“We’re in a dilemma as a party because of the popularity of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in our state,” the Chieftain, who prefers to be anonymous, said.
“This is basically a self-preservation effort. Our election is on the same day as the presidential election. Our agents across the state have been told to move the sensitization material you talked about to all the nooks and crannies of the state.

“The people want to vote LP in the presidential election but because of the level of electoral education, if you don’t do this, there will be a mob vote as the people will tend to vote Labour Party in all positions.
“So, like I told you, we’re making this last minute effort to avoid being embarrassed because of uneducated voters. They want us but because of their enthusiasm to vote for Peter Obi, they will mistakenly vote for LP in all ballots.”