The battle for who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president seems to be gathering momentum in the All-Progressives Congress, APC as Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi on Tuesday also declared his ambition to contest the 2023 presidential election at the State House in Abuja.
His declaration is coming on the heels of a similar declaration by former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Umahi, speaking at a press briefing after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said his presidency will replicate his progressive efforts in Ebonyi at the national level.
He said he intends to bring a business-like spirit into governance.
According to him, President Buhari responded to his interest by asking him to seek the support of the people.
Umahi, who also doubles as Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum, is also canvassing for a political solution to the insecurity problems in the region.
He believes that if the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is willing and open to engagement, peace will return to the South East