The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari to intimate him about his ambition to succeed him.
Umahi who declared his ambition for the 2023 presidential election on Tuesday, said this while addressing State House correspondents after meeting Buhari revealing what they discussed.
The governor’s word, “We discussed politics, the growth of our party APC in Nigeria and the South-East, and the interest of the South-East in the 2023 presidency.
He said if the APC throws its ticket to the southern part of Nigeria, his achievement in the past six years would enable him to clinch the ticket.
He added, “The President believes that anyone that wants to run for the presidency must have to consult widely and go to all the leaders. We must do everything to remove ethnicity and religion in our polity so that this country can grow.”
Umahi’s visit came a day after APC chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, visited the President at the State House during which he declared his ambition to run for President in 2023.