I’m a wealth creator, I’m doing it in Ebonyi, I can fix Nigeria – Dave Umahi
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi has told visiting members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, that he is the right man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Umahi, an Engineer and businessman in politics, is a frontline aspirant for the Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Waxing confident, he said as President of Nigeria, he would encourage the creation of state and community policing as measures to improve the nation’s security and contain flashes of banditry plaguing the nation.
Umahi said at this time, Nigeria does not need a politician but a wealth creator and someone who has the courage to change the status quo and turn the nation on the path of productivity, stressing: “I’m that man, I’m a wealth creator, I have the experience and I have the courage to fight corruption and make Nigeria work for everyone.”
The Ebonyi governor admonished the founding fathers of the APC to also recognize that there are founding sons of the party who should be given opportunity, insisting that nobody should expect to be on the stage for forever. He charged the APC delegates to shift focus to the younger generation who have acquitted themselves in their previous stations.
He said Nigerian politics should move from sharing money to creating wealth. On his status in the APC, he said: “I have peace of mind and respect in the APC. We don’t have a headmaster in our party.”
Umahi reiterated his earlier position that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a nemesis, stressing that Ebonyi will never be a part of Biafra. He dismissed the sit-at-home policy of IPOB as counter-productive.
He said “there is no gain in sit-at-home and no gain in killing ourselves,” insisting that those who kill and cause mayhem in the South east are not outsiders but persons from the region.
Governor Umahi said that he would complete all ongoing projects in the state before the expiration of his tenure next year; assuring that the airport project in the state will be completed by end of August this year.
“By end of August this year, we should be expecting the first flight at Ebonyi airport.”