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Opinion: Governor David Umahi might be the first southeast to become a president

It is no longer a surprise that the governor of ebonyi State, David umahi might be the president of the federal republic of Nigeria.

David umahi was born in 1st February, 1964. He is a native of ebonyi State and, he is also in his second tenure as the governor of ebonyi State.

David is a pastor, a governor and a business man. He is a governor who has the citizens of his state at heart. In 1990, he co-founded Norman Engineering and Construction Nig. Limited with Ombo Isokarari and served as its general manager until 1993.

He started his political career in 2007 as the acting chairman of people's Democratic party, ebonyi State chapter. Umahi also served as the state chairman between 2009 and 2011. After that, he became a duty governor in 2011. In 2015, he became a governor and in 2019, he was re-elected as the governor of ebonyi State.

On 17th November, 2020, Umahi left the people's Democratic party to the All progressive party. Umahi made his declaration of joining the APC for reasons according to him, one of them being that "the people's Democratic party (PDP) has been unfair to the southeast Geopolitical zone" and secondly, "that it has being hijacked by one or two individuals". President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Umahi for his Action, he described it as a bold step driven by principle rather than opportunistic moves or coercion.

Ebonyi state is one of the best state in the southeast in terms of infrastructures and facilities and this is as a result of umahi's good work. Umahi when he was interviewed by journalist said that "he came from a very well known family; a place where there is character. If you want to deal with a man, you have to find out about the family background. People jump into politics and covering their character". Many people have been praising umahi for the "miracle" he has been doing in ebonyi state.

During Mr Ali Rabiu, the National President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) visit to ebonyi state, he commended umahi for the great feats he has achieved.

According to him, “All the projects we saw in Ebonyi are the largest in Africa and they are quite complementary to one another.

“The new teaching hospital project is capable of stemming medical tourism in Nigeria and it is difficult to believe that such could be constructed by a state government.

“The Commissioner for Infrastructural Development for Concession told me that the hospital, international airport, among others can complement the mega-shopping mall and make it viable,” he said.

Rabiu commended the governor for the feat and declared that he had made the engineering profession in the country proud.

“We are happy that the man at the helm of affairs in the state is an engineer and hope that the one to take over from him can replicate such feats,” he said.

Mr Babagana Mohammed, President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, said that the monumental nature of such projects makes one wonder if the governor still performs other tasks required of him, to the citizens.

Governor umahi is undoubtedly, the best governor in southeast . He is a governor and a father to the people of ebonyi state. His types are rare this days.

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