POLITICS: Like Tinubu, Umahi Declares For 2023 Presidential Election, Meets PMB
Deji Adebayo, Abuja
The Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi said he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intentions to contest the 2023 Presidential election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC).
Governor Umahi’s declaration came barely 24 hours after the National Leader of the Party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, visited the President to inform him of his ambition to contest in similar election.
Umahi disclosed his latest move to State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
When asked about his chances in the contest against the background that other big political figures had indicated their intentions to run for the same office, including Asiwaju Tinubu, the Governor said God would be the decider of the outcome of the race.
Recall Governor Umahi left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC last year, said he stands a chance if the APC throws the ticket open.
He said if he gets the opportunity, his presidency will replicate his efforts in Ebonyi, saying that he has a lot to show in running governance as a business.
The Governor also said he spoke with the President about resolving the security crisis bugging the Southeast region through political solutions.