The governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, who is one of the governors elected on the platform of main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019.
The governor said this when he addressed reporters during his visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ahead of Buhari’s visit to Ebonyi, scheduled for next week.
Umahi said since it was his own desire to seek a second term as governor, he also wished the President to do the same thing.
He said, “Any first term governor would want to go for the second term. Whatever you wish yourself, you should be honest enough to wish another person the same.
“Since Mr. President is on his first term and I am on my first term, it is my wish to re-contest and I will as well with the President the same thing: to re-contest.”
Umahi added, “We are fully prepared for the visit. We pleaded with Mr. President for the visit and before then, we have been preparing, we are fully prepared.
He further disclosed that during his visit, Buhari will inaugurate a number of projects.