Lawmaker reacts to Tinubu’s ambition as Umahi declares for 2023
In the wake of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s declaration to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, reactions have begun to trail his ambition.
This comes as the Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, also informed President Buhari of his interest to contest for the presidency in 2023.
Umahi revealed his next move to State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
Umahi, who left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC, said he stands a chance if the APC throws the ticket open.
He said if he gets the opportunity, his presidency will replicate his efforts in Ebonyi, saying that he has a lot to show in running governance as a business.
The Governor also said he spoke with the President about resolving the security crisis bugging the Southeast region through political solutions.
Meanwhile, Setonji David, a Lagos state lawmaker, said Tinubu’s declaration and notification of his presidential ambition to President Buhari had brought relief to his teeming followers.
David said, “It is a welcome development and a relief. A relief because our people have been appealing and begging our leader to come and declare to contest the presidential election in this country.
“Asiwaju is the man who has the wherewithal and capacity to revamp the economy of the nation and to bring everybody together.
“He is a good manager of people and resources,” said David, Chairman, Lagos Assembly Committee on Information, Publicity, Security and Strategy.
David, a two-term lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency II, said Tinubu’s declaration of interest to contest the 2023 presidential election had been well received by his political family.