Ebonyi State Council of Elders, on Tuesday disclosed why it presented Governor David Umahi as its candidate for the 2023 presidential race.
Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State Elders Council, led by their Chairman, Engr. Benjamin Okah, stated that Umahi is the best candidate for the presidential job following his track record in budgeting, Infrastructure, human capital, youth and women empowerment among others.
Okah, said members of the council after touring Gov Umahi’s projects in the state were marveled at what was on ground, adding that they were convinced that Umahi is the leader Nigerians really need to reposition the country.
He said that the governor has done so much despite the meager resources accruing to the state monthly from the federation account.
He disclosed that members of the council will start consultations with other states, leaders and other stakeholders to realize the Umahi 2023 project.
Noting; “from the inspection tour to different sites that include the International Airport, the Shopping Mall, the New Government House, the Inyere Bridge, the King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu, the Flyovers, several concrete paved roads, the Ebonyi State Council of Elders wish to commend very highly the efforts of His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dr. David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FATE, in developing the State within this short time. It is therefore our belief that Governor Umahi has done creditably well in budgeting, infrastructure, human capital, youth and women empowerment among others.
“To this end, we have deemed it expedient and most important to present His Excellency, Engr. Dr. David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE, to the people of Nigeria for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come May 2023.
“We make this statement confidently bearing in mind his track record, his belief in the oneness of Nigeria, his detribalized disposition on national issues, his monumental achievements in areas, of agriculture, education, commerce and industry, infrastructure, education and human capital development to say but a few.
” In consideration of the above and also the popular clamour for a president of South East Extraction we therefore call on Nigerians in different walks of life to come out in solidarity to give support to this project, to support a man of impeccable character with the zeal to develop our dear Country to compete with any other nations.
“The Ebonyi State Council of Elders therefore will start consultations with other state, leaders and other stakeholders to realize this project.
“Ebonyi State truly has a good and qualified person in Governor David Nweze Umahi, for President and Nigerians will never regret having him.