- Olusegun Obasanjo declares Dave Umahi a strong candidate for the presidency should the Igbos have an opportunity
- Obasanjo, a former president, praises Umahi for infrastructural development of Ebonyi state
- The elder statesman takes a swipe at the current government
Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the governor of Ebonyi state, Engineer Dave Umahi, as one of the strongest candidate for the presidency of the country should the south east region have the opportunity for the position.
Daily Sun reports that Obasanjo said this when he spoke to a delegation of Igbo leaders and Seriki Hausa, led by Eze Lawrence Eze, Ezendigbo Alimosho, who paid him a courtesy visit in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The former president said Umahi is not only doing well in Ebonyi state, but, also, revolutionising and transforming the state.
According to Obasanjo, Umahi has laid necessary foundations for economic growth, human capital development and job creation.
“Nigerians have paid too great a price for the confusion, deception and disposition inflicted on them by leaders without sense of mission,” Obasanjo said adding that the crass nepotism of the present government as well as “its myopia and greed have resulted in no economic retardation.”
Speaking at the meeting, Olisachebe Hyacinth Ngwee, a member of the Ebonyi state delegation, said Umahi had touched lives positively in Ebony.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Senator David Mark, a former president of the Nigerian Senate, is to join other aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the race for the 2019 presidential election as he is set to get the party’s expression of interest form.
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James Oche, the co-coordinator of Door2Door, a support platform for Mark, confirmed the development on Monday, September 3.
According to Oche, David Mark will get his expression of interest and nomination forms for the election on Tuesday, September 4.
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