Governor Umahi, the Ebonyi state governor, has finally opened up on the speculation that he may contest for presidency in the upcoming 2023 general election.
Governor Umahi said that he has no plan of continuing in politics after his eight years in office as the Governor.
The Governor said that his former political party, PDP, can shame him for leaving the party by zoning the presidential ticket to the South East.
And he further called on the people democratic party, PDP, to put an end to the recent attack on his person, saying there was no basis for it.
The Governor spoke when Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu the senate chief Whip, hosted him to a dinner in Abuja.
“I will advise them to stop the attack on me on my person. They don’t have anything on me. They don’t,” he said.
“The founding father of PDP is Dr. Alex Ekueme, former vice president…I believe strongly that the PDP will do the needful by putting me to shame by ceding the presidential ticket to the South East.
“And this is my aim. I never said give it to me. Many, many Igbo leaders are much, much better than me and more qualified. But as their younger one, we should watch their back.
“When people speculate that I am coming to do this and do that, I laugh because I continue to say that 2023, by God’s special grace, I would have been a governor for eight years, and that is enough for me, and I would have to bow out to face my business.
“So, those who are already speculating are wasting their time. Every man has got his destiny and then, a charter of life,” he said.