2023: Ohanaeze Ndigbo wants Senate President to go to S/E, declares preferred candidate
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has drummed up support for Governor David Umahi to emerge as Senate President for the 10th National Assembly.
The group said Umahi has demonstrated democratic tolerance without a penchant for sectional politics.
A press statement issued by Secretary General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Mazi Okechuwu Isiguzoro, explained that it was obviously fair for the Senate president in this dispensation to emerge from the South East geo-political zone.
Beyond the consideration of the South East for the position, the document stated that more important is the choice of the occupant of the office, positing that Nigeria currently needs politicians with spread of acceptance and without bias of religion, ethnicity.
“Umahi fits in this. When some politicians here were pursuing selfish interests, Umahi who is currently the senator-elect for Ebonyi South 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 he 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.”
They noted that every well-meaning rule is made for general good, saying: “Whatever can stand against this genuine request can be bent to achieve the best for the time.”