2023: Battle for Presidency Begins as Southeast Governor Faces APC panel

2023: Battle for Presidency Begins as Southeast Governor Faces APC panel

  • Presidential aspirant, David Umahi, will on Saturday, May 14, appear before the high-powered screening panel of the APC
  • Umahi will be given the opportunity to show his achievements as the governor of Ebonyi state in the last 7 years
  • The screening of candidates is set to hold in the nation’s capital, Abuja, ahead of the highly anticipated exercise

Ebonyi state governor and chairman, South East Governor's Forum, Engineer David Nweze Umahi will appear before the high-powered Presidential Screening Committee in Abuja on Saturday, May 14.

The special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, Francis Nwaze, stated this in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Friday, May 13.

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Governor David Umahi will present himself before the APC presidential screening committee for the 2023 presidential race. Photo credit: David Umahi
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According to Nwaze, Umahi would be brandishing before the committee at the screening exercise his academic testimonials that glamorously qualify him to vie for the number one position in the country and as well gives him an edge over his contemporaries both in the Primaries and the general elections.

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He would also have the opportunity to inform the committee, the APC members, and Nigerians in general about how he would replicate his magical transformation of Abakaliki across the country if elected president in 2023.

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Umahi within seven years as the governor of Ebonyi has been able to turn around the face of the state capital and virtually all the 13 LGAs of the state.

PDP's screening committee disqualifies 2 presidential aspirants

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that two presidential aspirants were disqualified by the opposition's screening committee chaired by David Mark.

Both aspirants whose names were withheld were to forfeit the N80 million with which they bought the expression of interest and nomination forms.

Mark announced the development after the screening exercise on Friday, April 29.

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Meanwhile, not less than six senatorial aspirants in Kogi state were disqualified by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s National Assembly screening committee among whom were Ubolo Itodo Okpanachi and Aminu Abubakar Suleiman.

For alleged acts of misconduct, Itodo Okpanachi and Aminu Abubakar Suleiman were disqualified from the Kogi East senatorial contest on Thursday, April 28.

The screening committee in Lokoja held that Suleiman was screened out because he is not

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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