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Politics of Monday, 13 March 2023


Tinubu's Govt: Ohanaeze picks Umahi for senate presidency slot

Governor Dave Umahi Governor Dave Umahi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has been projected as the best candidate for Senate President ahead of the composition of the 10th National Assembly.

This is according to Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide in a statement on Sunday, March 12.

In the statement, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Secretary General, Mazi Okechuwu Isiguzoro, said in the spirit of justice of fairness, and equity in the southeast, the region should produce the next Senate boss.

Isiguzoro added that if this request is granted, it will make for unity and breed a sense of belonging for the Igboland.

Part of the statement read: “For the interest of unity, for the gains of Umahi’s proven commitment to one Nigeria, infrastructure and human development, also for the Igbo interest and need to galvanize support for our long-sought chance to have one of us stride to the presidency in the near future, we seek the support of all to enthrone Umahi as the next Senate president."

The call of the socio-cultural group was backed by the State Working Committee of All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi that the national leadership of the party to consider Umahi for the position.

The committee was led by Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha who on Sunday in Abuja also called on the APC to the position of the speaker to the North Central.