2023 Presidency: Put me to shame by zoning ticket to southeast, Umahi dares PDP

2023 Presidency: Put me to shame by zoning ticket to southeast, Umahi dares PDP

- Governor Umahi has sent another key message to his former political party, PDP, ahead of 2023

- The Ebonyi state governor said he is expecting the opposition party to put him to shame by giving the southeast its 2023 presidential ticket

- The governor also asked the party to stop the alleged attack on his person

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The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has said he is waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to put him to shame by zoning its 2023 presidential ticket to the southeast.

The Sun reports that the governor stated this when Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia, hosted him to dinner in Abuja on Sunday, November 22.

Recall that Umahi recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), citing alleged injustice by the PDP against the southeast region.

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2023 presidency: Umahi challenges PDP to zone ticket to southeast
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He believed the southeast's loyalty to the PDP should be rewarded with the party's 2023 presidential ticket.

Umahi also told the PDP to stop attacking his person, saying there was no basis for it.

The Ebonyi state governor said he has not attacked the opposition party since he left for the APC but has only pointed out its injustice against the southeast.

He, however, added that his former party had every right to be angry, even as he said he was not going to join any issues with the opposition leaders.

In his remarks, Senator Kalu dismissed media reports that some APC chieftains were not happy that Governor Umahi joined the ruling party as untrue.

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Meanwhile, as the issue of the region which should produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor in 2023 continues to dominate country's political discussions, former Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Frank Ogbuewu, has insisted that it is the turn of the southeast to produce next president of Nigeria.

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Ogbuewu disclosed this while also reacting to Governor Umahi's defection.

He, however, noted that the southeast zone of the PDP had not met to have any discussion or even strategise on how the zoning of the presidency to the southeast come 2023 will be actualised.

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