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2023: Nigerians React As Gov Umahi Declares His Presidential Ambition

Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the declaration of the presidential ambition of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State. earlier reported that Umahi had confirmed that he has informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest the 2023 presidency.

He made this known on Tuesday while speaking with State Correspondents after a meeting with the Nigerian leader at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Umahi disclosed that Buhari directed him to seek the support of the people and consult widely with party members and chieftains across the country.

The Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum added that he is not disturbed about the presidential ambition of the APC National Leader and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

However, some Nigerians have applauded Umahi’s declaration of his presidential bid, while others mocked the Ebonyi governor for the move.

Below are some of the reactions as captured on social media.

@OnyedikaAnambra wrote: “Umahi declares to run for presidency under APC. Commendable.”

@woye1 wrote: “I am happy and elated to inform you that Engr. Dave Umahi has informed President Buhari of his intention to contest the Presidency in 2023. The game is the game. Let us support our own.”

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@2_amaechi wrote: “Kai…Umahi too wan be president. Nothing wey Emeka no go see for Onitsha market.“

@ManLikeIcey wrote: “Tinubu told Buhari yesterday he wants to be President. Today, Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi told Buhari the same thing. Game on!“

@Abiginwa1 wrote: “Kudos to Dave Umahi and Pius Anyim for declaring to contest. The Igbos are so so proud of them… We will not accept the vice position come 2023…it’s either the presidency or nothing.

“Let Mr Peter Obi stop this pretence and declare..No more vice presidency for Ndigbo… It’s our turn.”

@DeeOneAyekooto wrote: “If names are allocated according to how they declare, Asiwaju will be Adams while Umahi will be Secondus. Waiting for ThirdForce, Fourth Mainland Bridge etc.“

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@De_Moshood wrote: “I hope our Brothers, our South Eastern brothers will support Lovely Governor Umahi. He has declared to run for president too under APC. Support him, he’s your son.”


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