PDP governor, Dave Umahi, backs Buhari for second term

PDP governor, Dave Umahi, backs Buhari for second term
November 09 22:47 2017 Print This Article

By Ahmed Idris

Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019.

The governor, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2015, said he would love to seek reelection and would love the President to do same in 2019.

Umahi spoke with State House correspondents during his visit to the State House, Abuja on Friday ahead of Buhari’s visit to Ebonyi, scheduled for next week.

When asked if the President had confided in him that he would run for president again, Umahi said: “Any first term governor would want to go for second term. Whatever you wish yourself, you should be honest enough to wish another person the same.

“Since Mr. President is on his first term and I am on my first term, it is my wish to re-contest and I will as well wish the President the same thing: to re-contest.”

Umahi said the state government was fully prepared to receive the President.

“We are fully prepared for the visit. We pleaded with Mr. President for the visit and before then, we have been preparing, we are fully prepared,” he
said.

The governor disclosed that during his visit, Buhari will inaugurate a number of projects.