Ebonyi 2023 Guber: l will support somebody younger than me as my successor — Umahi

Posted by News Express | 30 December 2019 | 808 times

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Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has said that he would support somebody younger than him in the 2023 governorship race in the state.

The governor also added that he will not engage in 2023 politics early, adding that he is more concerned about the development of Ebonyi State.

Umahi noted that he cannot be distracted by desperate people who are hungry for power and not for the betterment of the people.

He made this known when members of the state Executive Council, led by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, visited him at his Umunaga Uburu country home on Sunday to thank the Governor for his unflinching support towards them and his ability in transforming the state.

 The council members prayed the Governor not to relent in his avowed commitment in ensuring that Ebonyi sustained the top developing state it has become under his watch.

 While speaking for the EXCO members, the Deputy Governor aligned himself with the proclamation of the former Deputy Governor of old Imo State, Francis Orji, urging other governors to come for tutorial on good governance under Governor Umahi.

 In his response, Governor Umahi appreciated the EXCO members, whom he addressed as his team, while urging them to work in unity in 2020. He added that in 2020, every EXCO member must present one person for business empowerment.

On is successor, Umahi said: “I will not support anyone that is older than me for Governor come 2023. We need someone that is energetic and ready to lead with every commitment.

“I will not engage in 2023 politics now; I can only talk politics a year to the end of my tenure – not now. We are more concerned to developing the state and cannot be distracted by desperate people who are hungry for power and not for the betterment of the people.”


Source: Charles lwuoha

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