Influential Southeast Presidential Aspirant Throws Weight Behind Senate President Lawan

Influential Southeast Presidential Aspirant Throws Weight Behind Senate President Lawan

  • As the APC continues with its moves to elect a presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 election, Governor David Umahi has eulogised the Senate president
  • The governor described Ahmad Lawan as an intelligent, hardworking and diligent lawmaker qualified enough to become Nigeria's president
  • According to Umahi, he will pray for the Senate president to get the ticket for the APC 2023 presidential candidate

The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi on Saturday, June 4, reaffirmed his support for the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan's 2023 presidential election.

The Guardian reports that Umahi's reassurance was contained in a statement signed by the media aide of the senate president, Danladi Bako.

Senate President, David Umahi, APC presidential primary, Ebonyi state governor, Ahmad Lawan
Umahi described the Senate President as an intelligent and hardworking Nigerian. Photo: David Umahi, Dr Ahmad Lawan
Source: Twitter

Bako in the statement said the governor drummed support for Lawan at his Abuja residence when he hosted the Senate president.

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He added that Umahi while stating that he is committed to the emergence of the Lawan as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate extolled the virtues of humility, teamwork and intelligence showcased by the Senate president.

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His words:

“I pray you to get the ticket if I don't get it, because, you are eminently qualified to be President of Nigeria."

Also speaking, the Senate president confirmed that he visited the governor to seek his support and cooperation towards their intention to secure the APC presidential ticket.

Lawan said:

“Indeed, Gov. Umahi worked assiduously for me to emerge as Senate President in 2019, despite being in the opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party."

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The allegation was made by the Northern Elders Conscience after the governors had suggested that the 2023 presidency be zoned to the south.

According to the group, zoning negates the standard norms of democracy and delegates of the party should be allowed to elect a candidate.

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A group had alleged that some top PDP leaders have failed in their last bid to stop Governor Nyesom Wike from emerging as the party presidential candidate at the primaries.

The Peoples Democratic Party Frontliners' said the leaders had planned a coup against the Rivers state governor and PDP 2023 presidential aspirant.

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