Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, says the All Progressives Congress’ consensus presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election may emerge today.
Umahi, who is also one of the 23 presidential aspirants seeking the ticket of the APC, stated this during an interview on a Channels Television programme on Monday.
The ruling party’s presidential flagbearear is expected to be elected at its ongoing National Convention in Abuja
However, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be favourably disposed to the emergence of a consensus presidential candidate.
Recall that various meetings held lately by President Muhammadu Buhari with the APC governors and other party stakeholders have yet to succeed in the choice of a consensus presidential candidate.
According to the Ebonyi State Governor, “Well, I see within the next 12 hours and 24 hours that God manifesting himself and a consensus candidate emerge in a very peaceful process and the process that is acceptable to all the aspirants or at least, most of the aspirants.
“Nobody is bigger than the party and we must abide by the rule of the party and that is consensus building and respect for the leadership of the party and Nigerians.”
Umahi commmended Northern governors for throwing their weight the zoning of the position to the South in the spirit of equity and fairness.
He, therefore, appealed to Southern aspirants to give a chance to the South-East to have the presidential ticket in the same spirit of equity and fairness.
Umahi claimed he’s the candidate to beat, adding that’s why his opponents always spread the fake news that he’s withdrawn from the race.
“This is the third time that the media has been reporting that I have stepped down and that shows some people are frightened by my candidacy,” he said.