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Buhari PDP Governor wants President to seek re-election in 2019

Umahi said he wishes that Buhari would re-contest in 2019, adding that he (Umahi) also wants to seek re-election.

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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is rooting for President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.

Umahi said he wishes that Buhari would re-contest in 2019, adding that he (Umahi) also wants to seek re-election.

The Governor disclosed this on Thursday, November 9, while speaking to state house correspondents after a meeting with Buhari.

He said, "Any first-term governor would want to go for a 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."

On the visit of Buhari to Ebonyi next week, Umahi said the people of the state are ready to receive the president.

According to him, Buhari will commission some projects carried out by his administration during the visit, including roads and flyovers.

"There are quite a lot of projects that we have executed within these past two and the half years. We have three numbers of twin flyovers that are built across the African Tran Sahara Road running from Enugu to Cameroon passing through Ebonyi state, so we have to build three twin flyovers to decongest traffic on that road, each of the twin flyovers is 700-metre length.

"We have completed two and the third one is 80 percent done, Mr President will commission the two. We also have a mall, what we call Ebonyi mall that is modelled after the famous Dubai mall.

"And we intend for the president to lay a foundation stone of that mall which we will like Mr. President to commission within the next 12 months."

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Umahi joins the list of some Nigerians, especially members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who are clamouring that Buhari seeks re-election.

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