2019 elections: Gov. Umahi urges Buhari to re-contest


Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest the presidential election in 2019 as he also indicated interest to re-contest the governorship election in the state.

The governor, who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday, said President Buhari was very qualified to seek a second term.

Umahi, a first term governor, who was elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was at the Presidential Villa ahead of President Buhari’s planned visit to Ebonyi, Anambra and Imo states.

“Well, any first term governor would want to go for second term and if what you wish yourself, you should be honest enough to wish another person the same.

“Since, Mr President is doing his first term and I am doing my first term, it’s my wish to re-contest and I will as well wish the president…

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