Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide has requested for support for emergence of Governor David Umahi as Senate President.
The group said Umahi has demonstrated democratic tolerance without penchant for sectional politics.
In a statement, Secretary-General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Mazi Okechuwu Isiguzoro, said it is obviously fair that the Senate President should emerge from the South East geo-political zone.
“Umahi fits in this. When some politicians here were pursuing selfish interests, Umahi who is currently the Senator- elect for Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone took his people into the mainstream of Nigerian politics, just like he saw tomorrow. He has made friends across the divide, he has demonstrated tolerance for all sections and strata, so is most fitted for the cap.”
“For the interest of unity, for the gains of Umahi’s proven commitment to one Nigeria, infrastructure and human development, also for the Igbo interest and need to galvanize support for our long sought chance to have one of us stride to presidency in the near future, we seek the support of all to enthrone Umahi as the next Senate President.”
In a separate communication by the State Working Committee of APC Ebonyi State led by Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, the group presented Umahi as its choice for the nation’s number three position.