Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has declared his intention to run for the office of the President in 2023 to the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Umahi told Mr President of his intentions when he paid him a visit at the aso villa on Tuesday.
After a closed-door meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Umahi disclosed the purpose of his to the State House Correspondents.
The governor’s visit to the Villa comes barely 24 hours after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, met Buhari to notify him of his presidential ambition.
Emerging from the President’s office on Tuesday, Umahi confirmed that he discussed the issue with Buhari, who asked him to go and seek the support of the people.
The governor said he is undeterred by Tinubu’s presence, saying that the contest is not about might.
Umahi defected from Peoples Democratic Party to the APC in November 2020.