Ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, some political players have been tipped to contest for the election and take over the affairs of the country from President Muhammadu Buhari.
On the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has been tipped to contest for the presidential position and become the first Igbo president after the return of democracy in 1999.
There were several questions recently when the campaign posters of the Ebonyi State Governor were seen in some strategic locations across the country.
Governor Dave Umahi distanced himself from the campaign posters and said as a law abiding citizen of the country, he wouldn’t have launched such massive campaign when the Independent National Electoral Commission is yet to open the window for such exercise.
Dave Umahi who appreciated the people calling him to contest for the 2023 president gave one reason to accept the call to contest for the office of the Nigerian President.
What Is The Reason Given By Dave Umahi To Contest For President?
According to the report cited above, Dave Umahi stated that he would only heed the call of Nigerians to contest for President if he is divinely inspired.
The Ebonyi State Governor disclosed that he believed in divine mandate of God and would wait to be inspired by God to contest for the office of the president of Nigeria before accepting the call of Nigerians to contest for the presidential election.
The agitation for Igbo president has become louder after several groups joined the call for the Igbos to produce the Nigerian President for the first time after the return of democracy in 1999.
If Umahi eventually declares his intention to contest for the presidential election, he will fight for the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress to fly the flag of the ruling party in 2023.