Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection in 2019, saying the president is very qualified to run again.
The governor, who also announced his re-election bid, spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.
Umahi, a first term governor, who was elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was at the Presidential Villa ahead of President Buhari’s planned visit to Ebonyi, Anambra and Imo states.
“Well, any first term governor would want to go for second term and if what you wish yourself, you should be honest enough to wish another person the same.
“Since, Mr. President is doing his first term and I am doing my first term, it’s my wish to re-contest and I will as well wish the president the same to re-contest (in 2019),” he said.
On the President’s planned visit to Ebonyi, Umahi said the state was fully prepared for the visit.
He said: “We pleaded with Mr. President for the visit and before then we have been preparing, we are fully prepared.”
The governor revealed that several projects had been lined up for inauguration by the President during the visit.
According to the governor, the twin flyovers across the African trans-atlantic road running from Enugu to Cameroun passing through Ebonyi State will be among the projects to be inaugurated by the president.
“We have quite a lot of projects that we have executed within the past two and the half years,” he added.
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