Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has told Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state not to jinx the party’s momentum over the selection of Peter Obi as Atiku Abubakar’s running mate.
Murray-Bruce was reacting to Umahi’s statement that the main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) picked Obi without due consultation.
Umahi said that the leadership of the party in the South East region was not aware of the choice of Obi as running mate as it was not consulted.
Umahi said that they only heard the appointment on social media and expected that they would be carried along prior to the announcement.
The governor said that the leadership still expected that the candidate of the party, Alhaji Abubakar would visit to inform them about the choice he made.
Reacting to Umahi’s stance, Murray-Bruce said the PDP does not need anyone to jinx its momentum, urging the governor to cool off.
Atiku has oomph and this is definitely his time. We in the PDP do not need any body to jinx this momentum. Umahi should take a chill pill.
“Atiku and Peter Obi must be allowed to surf this wave all the way to power without any naysayers trying to stop the movement,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
The outgoing senator representing Bayelsa East had earlier described Umahi’s statement as silly. “What is this silliness I am reading about Anambra producing too many Vice Presidents and other SE states deserve it more? ALL the Presidents and Vice Presidents the SW has produced have come from Ogun State, yet the Yoruba united behind them. Some people should learn from this,” he tweeted.