Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state on Friday said that
he will feel very bad if his party, the ruling All Progressives
Congress (APC) denies the South-East the opportunity of
producing President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in
Umahi who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
for the APC in November 2020 stated this while featuring
as a guest on ‘Politics Today’ a programme on Channels
Television, monitored by oniftv
According to him, it is the desire of all Igbo people that
both the APC and PDP should give the South-East a
chance of producing the president in 2023 in order to
ensure justice, equity and fairness,
His words “ The heartbeat of the people of the SouthEast
is that they should be given a chance whether in PDP or
APC for the presidency of this country for reason of
equity, fairness and justice”.
“I took that position in PDP and one of the reasons I took
that position was because the South-East people have
supported PDP all the way and they have never been given
any opportunity to do that”.
“ If I follow APC for this length of time and they don’t give
South-East an opportunity, I will feel bad. I will feel bad
but what I will do if I stayed this length of time like I
stayed in PDP and that happened, I wouldn’t be able to
change. It depends on what God places in my mind. But I
feel strongly that the future of this country is in the hand
of God and what pleases God He will do”.
“Remember, when I joined APC, I did not join APC
because I needed to insist that South-East must be the
next president. I never did”.
“ I joined APC with all my heart and the support of Mr.
President and in appreciation of all his support even when
I was in the other party and also to prove that Igbo man
believe so much in one Nigeria. That is the reason why I
joined APC, apart from my protest of injustice meted to
South East in PDP”.