David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State has expressed hope that someone with a “good heart” like President Muhammadu Buhari will be elected as president in 2023.
Though, Umahi said that talking about the politics of 2023 is rather coming too earlier, noting that it is a distraction to the president and state governors.
The governor in response to questions from news correspondents during his visit to Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Monday, also said that members of different political parties from the South-East are rallying to ensure that they concede their presidential tickets to the region.
When he was asked whether the South-East leaders were working to get the main political parties to zone the Presidency to the region, he responded thus: “Well, for me, I’m very much entrenched in completing my projects. And I will look into politics when my tenure is remaining one year, which is from May 29, 2022. And I think it is the same thing with other governors of south east and by extension, governors of APC.
“My position about what you ask is that our people that are in those political parties are making the efforts in selling the need for south east to produce the next president.
“But I think both the governors and Mr. President should not be distracted. When the elections done and won, it should be governance. But in this country, the moment the election is completed, the next one starts is the masses that are being cheated.
“So, those whose job is politics and who are not into elected position, or appointed position have all the time and the opportunity to do this canvassing. And I think that doing it and that means doing it very well.
“But I continue to say that power rests in the hands of God. And God will also give us the next president who has good heart like President Buhari for the good of this country.
“We need God’s own anointing for our own anointed president for the interests and unity of this country”, he ended.