Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State and Chairman, South East Governor’s Forum, yesterday, boasted that if he clinches the APC presidential ticket, he would defeat Atiku before 12 noon on election day.
The frontline presidential aspirant in the South East zone stated this when the national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and National Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) visited him at the new Presidential lodge, Government House, Abakaliki.
Umahi, who was not happy with the show of financial recklessness exhibited by some presidential aspirants of the PDP, during their primary election in Abuja, added that if he was President Buhari, he would not hesitate to arrest the aspirants. “Assuming I was the president, I would have impounded those vehicles in Abuja and arrested the aspirants behind them. I weep for this country.”
He re-emphasised that he left PDP because the South East was marginalised under the reign of the PDP, adding that the achievements he has so far recorded under the APC administration remains unbeatable and indelible.
He called on Nigerians to cast their votes for leaders with enviable pedigree and antecedents rather than those with no vision to transform the country.
Earlier, National President of NUJ, Chris Ishiguzo assured the governor of the cooperation of the media even as he commended him for advancing the cause of development in the state.