Some Nigerians believe that Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi defected from the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP to APC because of the 2023 presidential election. Governor Wike of Rivers State was the first to state that Umahi is nursing a presidential ambition and that was why he joined the APC.
Former Aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, has opened up on the issue of 2023 Presidency. He made several disclosures on the issue when he appeared on a TV programme that was monitored by The Punch and details contained in a report it published.
Salihu Tanko Yakasi, a former special adviser on media to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje reportedly criticized governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state over his posture that the All Progressives Congress, APC will zone 2023 presidency to the Southeast geopolitical zones of the country. However, according to a report from Punch News, Yakasi further said that Umahi would be missing it if the reason for his decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the APC in November 2020 was for the ruling party to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the Southeast.
As the 2023 presidential election draws closer, there are a lot of speculations that suggest that the ruling All Progressive Congress may not zone its presidential ticket to the southeast for the Igbo to produce the President of the country for the first time since the return of democracy in 1999.
It was reported today that the federal government of Nigeria recently declared the south east region as "red zone," due to high level of insecuriy in the region. The governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi made this disclosure yesterday in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
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Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi defected from PDP to APC in November 2020 because he thinks the PDP has not been fair to the South-East despite that the region has supported the party since 1999. His recent statement on Channels TV that it will pain him if the APC doesn't zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South East suggests that he may be nursing a presidential ambition.
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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has been chastised by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a former Special Adviser on Media to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for his assertion that the ruling All Progressives Congress will zone the presidency to the South-East geopolitical zone in 2023. If Umahi's motivation for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress was for the ruling party to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the South-East, Yakasai said he would be missing out.
According to a report by Punch, the former aide to the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has spilled the beans. He has put the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi in his right place. Salihu Tanko Yakasai criticized Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State over his opinion that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will zone the 2023 Presidency to the South-East geopolitical zone of the country.
With 2023 presidential election drawing nigh, politicians and political parties have began preparing in earnest. The preparation is characterised by the frequent defections by politicians and the floating of new parties and alliances. (Wikipedia.org) The People's Democratic Party (PDP), and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the biggest at the moment, not ignoring the newly formed Rescue Nigeria Project (RPN).
Salihu Tanko Yakasai, former special media advisor to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, criticized Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi for his position that the ruling All Progressives Congress will distribute the presidency 2023 in the geopolitical zone of the south-east of the country. . Yakasai said Umahi would miss him if his reason for leaving the People's Democratic Party for the APC in November 2020 was for the ruling party to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the Southeast.
The Peoples Democratic Party Governors' Forum recently accused the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi of sabotaging the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections. It should be recalled that the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi left PDP for APC in 2020, shortly after the 2019 general election.
The current governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has revealed that Nyesom Wike does not want any Southern Governor to become the next president of Nigeria. According to Dava Umahi, "Southern Governor Forum has declared that 2023 President must come from the south but Nyesom Wike is working against that declaration.
The battle for hegemony between Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is taking different dimensions every day. Umahi is a staunch supporter of the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari and has shown that in his various speeches where he has prayed for Nigeria to get a President like President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, that will keep Nigeria together and united.
The issue of IPOB enforcing a total lockdown of the South Eastern part of Nigeria if Nnamdi Kanu is not presented on October 21, has become a primary issue of interest especially in the South Eastern region of Nigeria. Photo: Nnamdi Kanu The basic truth is that the appearance of Nnamdi Kanu may not be a guarantee owing to the fact that there could be unavoidable hindrances that can arise at any time.
It's a duty for Dave Umahi to lead or help the All Progressives Congress to claim Ebonyi State. The governor can't afford to shy away from this particular responsibility of making the APC triumph in the southeast state and he can use different methods that are legal or constitutional to help the party win Ebonyi State.
Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has said former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, played no role in his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress in November 2o20. The governor made this known on Friday when he spoke on Channels Television's 'Sunrise Daily' breakfast programme monitored by the Punch.
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has stated that the structure of the sit-at-home order declared by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has been hijacked by hoodlums. He made this known today, Tuesday, September 21, 2021, while speaking to the South-East Council of Traditional Rulers, during a meeting at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
Dr. Salihu Lukman, Director General of the Progressive Governors' Forum (PGF), has warned former President Goodluck Jonathan against running for the nation's highest office in 2023, following widespread rumors that he is considering another run. Lukman stated in an essay headlined "APC's High-Profile Membership Recruitment and Issues for 2023," that Jonathan risks ruining his hard-won reputation if the putative bid falls through.
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has spoken about the level of insecurity in the region and the resultant effect of labelling it a 'red zone', by the Federal Government (FG). He was particularly concerned about the federal projects. Governor Umahi made the observation on Tuesday, during the inauguration of the new leadership of the South East Traditional Rulers Council.
According to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi is a self-promoter who is only interested in his own political ambitions. APC National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan said in a statement on Saturday that since Governor Umahi joined the party out of personal ambition while still holding the mandate of the PDP in Ebonyi State, he has become pathetically confused and disoriented, having realized that he joined a "one chance" bus with strange and deceitful co-travelers.