Governor UMAHI: A viable option for APC to win 2023 Presidential election

A Commentary written By Hon Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha,
The era Nigerians dwell only on the hyped potential of a leader that  has not been tested has gone. The present situation is a very strong indication that the country is in dire need of people with proven records llof financial accountability, prudence in the management of public resources, high level of empathy to the sufferings of the citizens, patriotic enough to restore the ethnic cohesion and religious tolerance that hitherto formed the bedrock of our nationhood  as well as one who has proved his worth in infrastructural and human capital development.

It's obvious that Nigerians are tired of  speeches filled with empty promises as they will neither attract sympathy vote for any candidate or political party. 

For the 2023 General Election, the electorate have began to set the agenda, laying credence to candidate based voting pattern irrespective of political party Lines and other influences. 

In the light of the above, the Governor of Ebonyi and Chairman South-East Governor's Forum, His Excellency, Chief David Nweze Umahi does not only come to mind but has a great acceptability and followers hip across the country.

This is as a result of his quality and quantum achievements in all the critical sectors of the state's economy.

Some of his magnificent architectural pieces are wonderful road network done with  concrete pavements, flyover bridges, Ecumenical Center and shopping mall. 

Others are the Ugwu Iyere magical bridge, King David University of Medical Sciences Uburu,  Ebonyi International Airport, Saint Margaret Umahi's International market, New Government House to mention but a few.

Beyond the infrastructural gains of Governor Umahi's dispensation,  peace and tranquility reign supreme as Ebonyi is the only state in the South East of Nigeria where the sit at home order is not operational as the residents move freely and business activities flourish, 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. 

Moreso, he revamped the moribund Ebonyi State Fertilizer and Chemical Plant which today is serving the farmer's needs and also helped to solve the problem of food insecurity, beyond the shores of the state. These and other thoroughly calculated efforts of Governor  Umahi has boosted the economy of Ebonyi State. 

Another unique thing about Umahi is that, there is nothing like "uncompleted projects" in his administration and this has made him an outstanding leader.

Not only that Governor Umahi is youthful, he is a technocrat and an Engineer par excellence as evidenced in his qualitative and massive developmental strides. Umahi's seven years administration and still counting has transformed the state to an enviable height by placing it at the global space. 

Little wonder when the Vice President
visited Ebonyi on 5th of April this year, he said and I quote "Governor David Umahi is making the Ebonyi the tourism capital of the nation"  adding that even five days cannot be enough to go around his momental infrastructural achievements".

If a sitting Vice President and counterpart in the presidential race can attest to the fact that Governor Umahi has done well in governance, then, which other campaign or consultation does he require to win the Presidential ticket and subsequently the 2023 General Election. 

As if that encomiums were not enough, the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR visited the state preceding month and during his projects inauguration, he proclaimed that Governor Umahi had created a huge problem for his successor because he will leave a shoe that will be so challenging to step in. 

That was a confirmation of Mr President's appreciation of Governor Umahi's magical and accelerated infrastructural achievements despite the lean resources that come to the state from the Federal Government. 

He who achieved much with little will achieve extraneously or superfluously when given much. Governor Umahi has developed Ebonyi with the meagre allocation to the state, and in him, a new Nigeria will be birthed. 

To this end, the national delegates of the  great party, APC should know that the future of this country lies in their hands. The type of leader chosen by them would make or mar the country. Engr. David Nweze Umahi is the right man fashioned and ready for the job at this time in the country. Give him the mandate because he has the capacity to win the general election.

The die is cast.
Hon Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha,is the Chairman, All Progressives Congress APC, Ebonyi State

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