Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi disclosed his 2023 presidency ambition
- Says Ohaneze should not dabble into politics
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi was on Tuesday at the State House, Abuja to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to run for President under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
Umahi disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Tuesday after a closed-door meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor’s visit to the Villa comes barely 24 hours after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, met Buhari to notify him of his presidential ambition.
Emerging from the President’s office on Tuesday, Umahi confirmed that he discussed the issue with Buhari, who asked him to go and seek the support of the people.
Dave who believed in his outstanding performance as governor of Ebonyi state in the last close to seven years stands him out as someone who can replicate same if elected President of Nigeria.
Umahi said his now ready to consult widely about his presidential ambition having informed the President who is the leader of “our great party”.
When asked if he had informed the Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohaneze, about his ambition, the governor said that was not necessary adding that the group should not involve itself in politics.