Umahi, Chris Uba, Ekweremadu under fire for opposing Atiku’s choice of Peter Obi as running mate

Posted by News Express | 14 October 2018 | 7,550 times

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Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum, Engr. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, and Anambra political contractor, Chief Chris Uba, on Saturday came under fire for opposing the choice of former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, as running mate for the 2019 polls by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The duo, alongside Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, were heavily criticised by readers responding to News Express’ story earlier in the day exposing pressure being mounted on Atiku by a clique led by the duo to drop Obi, whose nomination has attracted widespread commendation.

While Umahi, a well known ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, is alleging that Atiku did not consult them before settling for Obi as his choice, Uba’s opposition to Obi is believed to be informed by economic considerations, as Obi had running battles with him during his days as Governor for refusing to continue illegal payments made to him as the then political godfather of the state.

Below are some of the reactions by a cross section of News Express readers:

Bertha Oby Nwoko: I am not surprised, that's our ppl for u, very greedy selfish people they are ready to sell their birth right.

Darlington Godson: This is why an Igbo man can never be the president of this country, selfish people

Lambert Lucious: It is quite unfortunate, that these selfish and greedy men will publcly come out to oppose the emergence of Mr. Peter Obi as the VP. If I may deviate a little bit from this issue, I will ask, why will a chslantan like Chris Uba be given a senatorial ticket?.

Sunday Lucky: Ike Ekweremadu Dave umahi Chris ubah this men are the problem of ndigbo imagine ike ekweremadu have turn senate to his inheritance. Besides obi is more righteous to them all that’s why they are working against him. Ndigbo our problem is much

Innocent Okoye: The Igbos against Peter Obi's choice are working for APC. Can't you understand?

Akabogu Anayo Valentine: Self evident truth. Objections driven by everything other than anything noble.

Davidson Umeh-Azubike: Consult them by offering them money, hopeless traders in politics.

Earnest Okechukwu Ezenwa: My people are brainless politically. They have crab mentality. When you put crabs in a basket, they will never allow any one of them to escape. Any one that wants to escape is pulled down by his brothers.

It is a pity.

Chioma Orajiaku: Please don’t generalise and talk evil of Igbos. This is the opinion of disgruntled few who are working for the ruling party. Atiku has made a wise choice and anybody who don’t like can go and sleep.

Source: News Express

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