Umahi is progressively marching into Aso Rock, says APC chieftain


Governor Dave Umahi (file photo)

Umahi to takeover from Buhari, says APC chieftain

By Enyinna Omoke,


A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chaka Nweze, has said that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State was on a steady march to Aso Rock as his declaration to contest the nation’s presidency in 2023 was divine.

Nweze, the party’s pioneer secretary in the state, who disclosed this in Abakaliki, stressing that he prophesied the governor’s divine sojourn in 2020 when he was still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former executive and subsequently, caretaker chairman of Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State said that Umahi was best suited for the presidency of the country as he was one of the very few leaders who practice politics without bitterness.

“You can recall series of interviews I granted before November 2020 where I called on APC bigwigs to convince Umahi to join the party from the PDP.

His words: “Umahi, though a PDP member then, had so much respect for our dear President Muhammadu Buhari and never uttered any uncomplimentary remark against the APC.

“He was so liberal in his relationship with other leaders that Buhari on several occasions, openly called him (Umahi) his son while Umahi warned his appointees against uncomplimentary remarks against the president.”

The former vice chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in the Ebonyi State said that when

Umahi eventually joined the APC, the fortunes of the party especially in the South East zone and Ebonyi State changed for the better.

“The governor fulfilled his pledge of connecting the South East to the central government as he personally secured appointments with the president and led stakeholders from the zone to visit the president.

“He performed this task as the chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum as many issues affecting the socio-cultural wellbeing of the zone has gotten due attention and solution.

“He united the party’s erstwhile warring factions in Ebonyi and made them close ranks to conduct a model ward, LGA and state congresses in the state,” he said.

Nweze said that Umahi deserved the presidency of the country to replicate at the national level, his feats in Ebonyi within seven years.

“Those who knew Ebonyi before 2015 are still in awe on the manner the governor transformed the state into an economic and infrastructural hub of the country.

“Ebonyi has been transformed into the tourist hub of the country with mindblowing infrastructure and human empowerment that cannot be rivaled in the country.

“The country needs healing at all fronts to solve the myraid of challenges confronting it constitsing of insecurity, ethnic issues economic and other related challenges”.

He urged Nigerians especially leaders from the northern part of the country to support Umah’s  presidential bid as he can be paired with one of their illustrious sons, the governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, as a running mate.

“Zulum has shown that he has the capacity to lead his people to glory despite prevailing challenges as he gallantly resists  insurgents operating in  the state and still infrastructurally develops it.

“An Umahi, Zulum combination will salvage the country, reach out to all dissident groups across the country, infrastructurally develop the country, offer the youths their rightful place in the scheme of things and make the country working again,” he said.


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