Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has insisted that he owes no one an apology for saying President Muhammadu Buhari is a man with a good heart and a father to him.
Umahi stated this on Wednesday while receiving the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, Naija News reports.
Umahi, chairman of the Southeast governors forum, stated that despite the backlash he does not regret his comments.
“When one person has a good heart and the rest of us do not and are not patriotic, no development can take place,” he said.
“You can see that my executive council members melted their hearts into mine, which made us have good hearts and achieve a lot.”
Meanwhile, Umahi during has backed former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, for the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Ebonyi State governor urged other aspirants to drop their ambition and back Ali Modu Sheriff for the party chairmanship.
According to him, the former Borno Governor is very accessible and humble to the core.
David Umahi said, “One thing I know about this man (Ali Modu sheriff) is that he is accessible and very humble to the core. He is a good man, if I were the leader of the party (APC) I will just announce him unopposed. I want to assure you that my father, Mr President is the leader of the party (APC) has a great role to play.
“He is the only one that can take the decision but if it is thrown open to make our choice, he is my choice. If Mr President says, well for the interest of the party, we will always obey him.
“Our prayers are with you sir, and I want to assure you that I have no regret to say that Mr President is a man with a good heart. And it is for other leaders to have the same good heart, it is for other leaders to be patriotic and then the country will be a better place for all of us.”