Tinubu’s Minister's Younger Brother Seeks to Replace Him in Senate

Tinubu’s Minister's Younger Brother Seeks to Replace Him in Senate

  • The younger brother of Minister for Works and Housing, Dave Umahi, said he wants to replace the former Ebonyi governor in the Senate
  • Austin Umahi said the APC Ebonyi Zoning Committee zoned the Ebonyi South Senatorial ticket to his LGA
  • He said he has experience both in the business and political sectors to give the people the best representation

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Abakaliki, Ebonyi state - Chief Austin Umahi, the younger brother of Minister for Works and Housing, Dave Umahi, has declared his intention to run for the Ebonyi South Senatorial seat re-run election.

Austin announced his ambition at a news briefing in Abakaliki, the state capital on Monday, December 25, The Punch reported.

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Umahi’s younger brother seeks to replace ex-gov in Senate
Umahi’s younger brother wants to run for Ebonyi South Senatorial Photo Credit:@Imranmuhdz/Dave Umahi
Source: UGC

The re-run election will hold in February 2024 following the resignation of Umahi as the senator to accept President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ministerial appointment.

The Director-General of the APC Governorship Campaign in the 2023 General Elections said he was eminently qualified and remained a top contender for the position.

“True democratic process is the only way to ensure the emergence of an acceptable senator for the district.
“I will give the people the best representation, having gained experiences from both the business and political sectors,”

He claimed that the ruling APC zoned the senatorial ticket to his local government area.

“We are in a democratic dispensation, and I want all my supporters to pray for the success of both the primary and re-run elections.
“I am from Ohaozara Local Government Area, and that is where APC Ebonyi Zoning Committee zoned the senatorial seat,”

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday, December 20, declared vacant, the seats of Umahi and Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe East Senatorial District.

This comes after the two senators assumed office as President Tinubu's ministers. The Senate, therefore, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct by-elections to fill their vacant seats immediately.

Both Umahi and Geidam were inaugurated as members of the 10th National Assembly in June 2023 but they resigned in August after President Tinubu appointed them as members of his cabinet.

Ashiru replaces Umahi as Senate deputy leader

The Senate of Nigeria has appointed Senator Oyelola Yisa Ashiru as its new Deputy Leader and Senator Nwebonyi Peter Onyeka as the new Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate.

Senator Ashiru, who had previously held the position of Deputy Chief Whip, was promoted to Deputy Senate Leader. This role became available due to Umahi's appointment as Minister of Works by President Tinubu.

Source: Legit.ng

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