- Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, APC leader, and Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state had a closed-door meeting in Abuja on Friday, March 11
- The details of the meeting have, however, not been disclosed though many Nigerians have been reacting to the development on social media
- Both Tinubu and Umahi have declared interest in succeeding President Buhari at the end of his tenure in 2023
FCT, Abuja - The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, met with Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state on Friday, March 11, in Abuja.
Governor Umahi's media aide, Francis Nwaze, disclosed this on Facebook as he shared photos from the meeting.
Nwaze, however, did not reveal details of the meeting.
He posted on Facebook:
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“Presidential hopeful and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, FNSE, FNATE meets Alh. Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abuja on Friday, March 11, 2022."
Nigerians react to Tinubu's meeting with Umahi
Emenike C Uchenna commented on Facebook:
"So he has to choose between running for the Presidency and continuing his term as an Executive Governor.
"A few weeks ago, he might be brainstorming on how to outwit Tinubu and win the APC Presidential ticket. Now, he needs Tinubu's support to even remain a Governor."
Blessed Emmanuel said:
"BAT wants to be Nigerian president too, going to him for consultation is not really necessary in this race.
"My opinion though..."
Jasper Maduabuchi Obaji said:
"Tell him it is too late. Running to BAT wouldn't make him the governor any more, not to talk of being the president of Nigeria.
"However, he is still allowed to be his Town Union President."
Festus Obasi said:
"Ahead of 2023, consultation to the leader of his party is necessary."
Superior Bassey Angela said:
"I think he is scared, His (Umahi) interest to become the next President of Nigeria is a big threat to some APC chieftains, so pray for him not to lose his office at Supreme Court level!"
2023 presidency: Both Tinubu and Umahi want to succeed Buhari
Tinubu and Umahi are among the APC members who contesting for the presidential ticket of the APC for the 2023 elections.
Umahi also paid the president a visit, days after Tinubu’s visit, during which he declared interest in contesting in the 2023 presidential election.