The people of Ebonyi state are desirous to see someone like Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal become Nigeria’s president in 2019, according to Governor Dave Umahi.
Declaring this in Abakaliki on Friday, while receiving the presidential aspirant who arrived the state to kick off campaign to become the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections, Umahi, who was represented by the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, said Nigeria was looking out for a competent leadership that could save the citizenry.
Speaking during the visit, Tambuwal said he joined the presidential race on PDP platform to give Nigerians another choice at next year’s election.
The PDP presidential aspirant said Nigeria has no reason to be as poor as it is today. He said all the country needs is a leadership that has the capacity to harness our abundant natural resources and human capacity irrespective of ethnicity, religion or tribe.
Governor Tambuwal said the unity of Nigeria stands threatened today and that the country has never had it so bad.
“We need a leadership that can rescue Nigeria from the present drift — a leadership that has a clear understanding and knowledge of Nigeria’s history and how to tackle the challenges confronting the nation.
“We need leadership that is accessible and in tune with modern governance.
“We must think out of the box and work almost 24 hours to bring Nigeria out of her present condition,” Tambuwal said.
He decried the fact that Nigeria has become a laughing stock within the international community and appealed to delegates to the forthcoming national convention of the PDP in Port Harcourt to think and reflect deeply on the nation’s current situation and ensure that the right leader for this moment emerges as presidential flag bearer of the party.
“I promise you that if Given the ticket of our party and leadership of this nation, we shall run a transparent and all-inclusive government where all Nigerians will feel a sense of belonging and feel free wherever they find themselves.
“We shall run a govt that provides security to all Nigerians irrespective of religion or ethnicity,” Tambuwal added.