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APC decision on South-East presidency in 2023 a ‘family affair’ –Umahi



The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has revealed that the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to potentially field a person of Igbo extraction for the 2023 elections is ‘a family affair.’

Umahi made this assertion on Wednesday, February 10, after a meeting with the Caretaker Chairman of APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, at the party secretariat in Abuja.

In response to the advocacy for a 2023 Igbo presidency, Umahi stated: “It is a party affair. It is very wrong for any party person to make personal views on such matter. Party discipline requires that you sit down and discuss issues.

“You advance your reasons and another person will also advance his. And then the party as a family will take a position. Not even as a new member. Even if I am an old member, I will not like to comment.”

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Umahi also lauded the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise of the party, while also describing the intention as wonderful.

The governor who stated that everybody in the South-east region wants to join the ruling party, added: “It is first class because I have never seen it in any party administration. APC is just coming on board in the Southeast. I complain to him that the hundreds of forms at the polling units are a far cry from what we experience. Everybody in the South-east wants to belong to the APC.

“He has assured me how he came about the shortage of forms. And he has also assured me of the expectations of the national leadership of APC in terms of the number of Nigerians we are going to register. It is working out in the South-east region.”

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