ABUJA — David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, says the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should be zoned to the southeast to equity and fairness in the party.
He said this on Wednesday during a chat with Arise TV Wednesday.
Umahi had earlier announced his desire to be the party’s standard-bearer at the 2023 presidential election.
The governor said APC should zone its presidential ticket to the southeast to enable the nation to move forward.
“I’m still a new person in the APC, and whatever thing I get in terms of my desire, I will consider favour from God and leaders of the party. I will not feel any sense of injustice.
“But looking at it generally about the sentiment being expressed by all the sectors of the society and to move the nation forward and for absolute unity and peace, it’s important that equity, fairness, and justice should come to be and to enable the nation move forward.
“And nobody is saying, ‘if you don’t zone it to the south-east, the nation will not move forward, but I think that if a nation is built on equity and fairness then there is going to be progress and prosperity. So you can understand that I’m new in the house and whatever happens in terms of my desire and that of the south-east is a favour,” he said.