ABUJA – Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has declared his intentions for presidency in 2023.
He declared his intention to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Tuesday, saying he would run on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
His declaration is coming barely 24 hours after former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu declared his ambition to contest for the presidential ticket as well.
The Governor who said the President advised him to consult widely, said he was not perturbed by Tinubu’s entry into the race as he believes that the contest is not about might.
Umahi, who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC, reiterated his earlier stance that the former ruling party was not ready to cede the 2023 ticket to the southeast, adding that he stands a chance if the APC throws the ticket open.