|Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi (left), President Muhammadu Buhari (right)|
Like Bola Tinubu, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has also vowed to carry on from where President Muhammadu Buhari would have stopped by the end of his tenure if elected president in 2023.
“This is my conviction and that we can also build from where Mr President (Buhari) would stop,” Mr Umahi said.
“I am also close to Mr President. I know his heartbeat for the country, and I know what he desires for this country. So, I think that I understand his programmes and his policies and his integrity, coupled with what we have done in Ebonyi state, and it can add and help the country.”
Umahi disclosed this in an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday night, shortly after declaring he will run for president in 2023.
Speaking further, he stated, “I feel within me that the country is passing through a phase and I believe strongly that the miracles that God helped us to do in Ebonyi state by reason of all the successes we made in all the economic indices and all our programmes, that if given the opportunity, we can replicate it at the national level.”
Umahi’s statement came barely 24 hours after APC national leader Bola Tinubu announced that he would contest the presidency in 2023 to build on Mr Buhari’s legacy.
He also promised to continue with Buhari’s anti human policies if Nigerians give him the opportunity in 2023.
He said, “I have the confidence, the vision, the capacity to rule, build on the foundation of Mr President, and turn Nigeria better.</p>
<p>“I have done that with commitment and unyielding you know, in Lagos State. You’ve seen that experience and the capacity to turn things around and that is what we are doing.”
Mr Buhari’s regime has been characterised by gross violation of human rights abuse, insecurity and economic hardship. Under his regime, Nigerians witnessed the massacre of Shiite protesters in Zaria in 2015, with over 300 members of the Islamic group killed by Nigerian soldiers and buried in shallow graves.
Source: National Pivot