The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state has applauded Governor David Umahi for declaring interest to take over from President Mohammed Buhari.
The Chairman, APC in the state, Stanley Okoro-Emegha, appreciated the governor for declaring his intention to run for the office of the president of Nigeria in the forthcoming general elections in 2023.
Briefing newsmen, after Governor Umahi formally informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his desire to succeed him in Aso Rock Villa, the party’s chairman described Umahi as a square peg in a square hole.
During the conference at the party’s secretariat in Abakakili, Chief Okoro-Emegha, who described Umahi’s intention to run as a bold step, noted that he is confident that Umahi’s presidency will bring massive infrastructural development and economic prosperity to the Nigerian nation and her citizenry, considering his monumental achievements both in his private life and as Ebonyi state governor
He said, “Let me inform Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora that Governor Umahi’s decision to join the presidential race is the best thing that has happened to the entire country of Nigeria considering his precedent and genealogy. Just like what he said on Channels TV where he promised to replicate his Progressive efforts in Ebonyi at the National level. My Governor is not contesting with anybody but with himself in total obedience with the party’s decision.
“Those who knew Ebonyi state before the coming of Engr David Umahi can be the judge. Under Umahi, Ebonyi has been transformed and now competes with developed countries. Aside from the road network kiss crossing the nooks and crannies of the state, there have been constant streetlights since he took over the mantle of leadership.”
The APC chairman, who also doubles as the Special Security Consultant to the state government, said that apart from the massive infrastructural development, the administration of Governor Umahi had also brought an appreciable level of peace to the people, thereby making life more meaningful and satisfying.
“I, therefore, call on all Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity, belief and other attachments to please queue into this dream of making the country greater by supporting Umahi to become the next president,” he added.