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Politics of Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

David Umahi vows to continue Buhari's legacy if elected president

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi meets President Buhari Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi meets President Buhari

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has promised to continue the legacy of President Muhammadu Buhari should he be elected president in 2023.

The APC stalwart joined the race to contest the polls hours after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu declared his intention following a meeting with President Buhari on Monday, January 10.

“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 programs and his policies and his integrity, coupled with what we have done in Ebonyi state, and it can add and help the country.”

Mr. Umahi made this known in a no-holds-barred 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.”