Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said on Monday that his prayer is for God to give Nigeria another leader with a “good heart” like President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He bared his mind on Monday to journalists after he visited Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying that his prayer is for the good of the nation.
Nonetheless, he said it was too early to engage in the politics of 2023 as he observed that it is a distraction to the President and State Governors.
He also disclosed that members of different political parties from the Southeast were working to ensure that the major parties concede their presidential tickets to the region.
According to the Governor: “I’m very much entrenched in completing my projects; and I will look into politics when my tenure is remaining one year, which is from May 29 2022. And I think it is the same thing with other Governors of Southeast and by extension, Governors of APC.
“My position about what you ask is that our people that are in those political parties are making the efforts in selling the need for Southeast to produce the next president.
“But I think both the Governors
and Mr. President should not be distracted. When the elections done and won, it should be governance. But in this country, the moment the election is completed, the next one starts is the masses that are being cheated.
“So, those whose job politics and who are not into elected position, or appointed position have all the time and the opportunity to do this canvassing. And I think that doing it and that doing it very well.
“But I continue to say that power rests in the hands of God; and God will also give us the next president who has good heart like President Buhari for the good of this country.
“We need God’s own anointing for our own anointed president for the interests and unity of this country.”