Like Tinubu, Gov.Umahi Meets Buhari, Declares 2023 Presidential Ambition
Barely 24 hours after the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu met President Muhammed Buhari and declared his interest to contest the 2023 presidential election, the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has also declared his intention to run for the office of the President in 2023.
Gov.Umahi’s declaration on Tuesday on Tuesday was after he held a closed-door meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He added that President Buhari asked him to go and consult more with the people.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after the visit, Gov. Umahi said;
“I told Mr President, that without prejudice to whatever will be the decision of the party, which we shall abide by, that if the party throws the ticket open or zoned to southern part of Nigeria that I believe that with what I have put in place in the past six years plus, that I’ll be running for presidency, on the platform of APC.”
“So I told him and of course, he believes that whoever wants to run for president of this country must have to consult widely, go to all the leaders and that we must do everything to remove ethnicity and religion in our politics. So that this country can grow.”
Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that Gov.Umahi defected from Peoples Democratic Party to the APC in November 2020.