Why I want to become Nigeria's President - David Umahi
If elected president of Nigeria, David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, says he will continue the progress he has accomplished in his state at the federal level.
Umahi made the remarks after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to inform him of his desire to run for president.
Speaking with state house correspondents at the Aso Rock villa after meeting with Buhari, the governor said Ebonyi was “written off” as a state but it developed because of his leadership and that of his predecessors.
“God willing, and if it’s the wish of the people of this country, Umahi’s presidency, we will be looking at the same thing we did in Ebonyi state,” he said.
“There are a lot of things that we have done in Ebonyi. We have the best government house. You can see anyway; we have the best exco chamber and the largest.
“And so, we intend to replicate the same thing. We want to treat the nation, if God permits, that what we have done becomes a microcosm of the macrocosm of which we expect.”The governor also said he invited Buhari to inaugurate some projects in Ebonyi.
“We have completed 13 twin flyovers, each one going between 300-metre length to 500. We are doing the next flyover,” he said.
“We have completed a mall that is not like any other mall in entire West Africa. We’ve completed the best university in this country, which we tagged ‘University of Medical Sciences, with all the centres of excellence all in with equipment.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.