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UMAHI FAVOURED AS APC CONSENSUS CANDIDATE AFTER APC GOVERNORS REJECT LAWAN

Abuja: Feelers from the ongoing Special Convention /Presidential primary of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presently suggest that the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr Dave Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE is favoured to emerge as the APC consensus presidential candidate.

According to inside sources, the choice of Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, by the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, yesterday, was a kite which could not fly since the APC Governors shot it down, almost immediately.

Arising from their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Governors insisted that the party’s presidential ticket shall go to Southern Nigeria, in the interest of equity, justice and fairness.

Consequently, they shortlisted five aspirants, for the President to choose from, in line with their discussion with him. They include; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Dave Umahi, Rt. Hon Chibuike Amaechi, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Kayode Fayemi.

However, the Governors, who apparently are in control of the party machinery have never hidden their preference for one of them to succeed the president.

Interestingly, two Governors made the list; Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.

However, based on information made available by the Nation- Building Support Network ( NBSN), a group aimed at promoting good governance and national unity, Umahi, going by the standards, parameters and recommendations forwarded by the APC Presidential Screening Panel, the pendulum and search for APC Presidential candidate from Southern Nigeria favours His Excellency Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE with the following reasons:

  1. Umahi has the best trackrecords of innovative and transformational leadership going by the performance index of his administration.
  2. Umahi is a Professional with indomitable Private Sector background and Public Sector experience.

3 Umahi is a bridge between the Old and young generation of leaders , being only 58 years old with energy and passion to do wonders if elected President.

  1. Umahi is a unifier and bridge builder who has vocally spoken out in support of one Nigeria when some leaders in South East failed to take a stand in divisive actions of non state actors.
  2. the emergence of Umahi as APC Presidential candidate will symbolize equity, progression, peace, prosperity, social justice, political harmony and end to all regional agitations.
  3. Umahi’s emergence as APC Presidential candidate of South East extraction will raise national consciousness, reinvent patriotism, resonate reciprocal sub- national solidarity and recreate a sense of confidence and brotherliness in our national diversity. In other words, Governor Umahi’s emergence is a precursor for Nation-Building.
  4. The whole World will celebrate Mr President as a compassionate father and modern father of nationalism and restorer of Nigeria of the dream of the Founding Fathers if all Geo-political Zones join hands to choose the APC Presidential Flagbearer from South East.

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