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February 4, 2023

2023: Umahi maintains stance on Igbo presidency

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Ruth Oginyi

Chairman Southeast governors forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, Sunday maintained that for justice equity, and fairness southeast should be allowed to produce the next President of the country.

Adding that credentials, performances, and capabilities should be the basis for choosing the leadership of the country.

He said the southeast cannot be ruled out in the 2023 election for the sake of equity, fairness, and justice for the Presidential position of the country.

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He started this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital while addressing the Central Working Committee(CWC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) and the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) who were in the state for their quarterly meeting.

Governor Umahi one of the presidential aspirants under the All Progressives Congress further called on the people of the country to not only consider equity and justice in choosing the next President of the country but to also look into the credentials, performances, capabilities, and experience of all those angling to be President next year, insisting that only the best is good for the country at the moment.

He challenged journalists to project only good materials for the people to make their choices in the general election and called on the electorate to reject moneybag politicians and the actors.

The governor challenged the media in the country to use their pen to correct the wrongs in the political system in the country.

“my heart bleeds for this country, to be very frank because in this quest to be the candidates of various parties, I got exposed to the nakedness of this country and the insincerity of this country and I saw a people that are driven by money. The measure of how strong you are is driven by how much you have and I began to ask a question, where did all these monies come from? Which of us has companies before? Which of us has N100million before?

“When we talk about capacities and qualities of who can take this country to the next level and I said look, it comes to the issue of equity, fairness, and justice, you cannot rule out southeast and you began to say who are the people that are capable to rule this country? And I said okay, let us leave out the issue of fairness, equity, and justice.

“There is what called gratification infraction ratio and that is the all you have gotten, public funds over the time tables you have delivered. Let’s see how you were and I see some of them as very insincere. You have put in nothing and yet you are deceiving Nigerians and I thought that by now, Nigerians should be tired of promises”.

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