Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi says the people of the state would welcome President Muhammadu Buhari during his re-election campaign on Jan. 30.
NAN reports that Umahi said this on Wednesday during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ivo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
He noted that Buhari is a friend of the state in spite of belonging to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“He is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and party and governance are different,” he said.
Umahi added :“The presidency will tell me if the president wants traditional rulers to meet with him.
“None of the opposition parties can pull the traditional rulers out without my consent.
“The people (presidency) know how to contact me and I will assemble all the traditional rulers to meet the president.”
He urged the people to vote for PDP candidates in the election, noting that every party stakeholder is a chairman in his respective polling unit.