The Governor of Ebonyi State, and Chairman, South East Governor’s Forum, David Nweze Umahi, will appear before the high-powered Presidential Screening Committee in Abuja, on Saturday.
At the screening exercise, Umahi will brandish before the Committee his academic testimonials that qualify him to vie for the number one position in the Country.
According to his aide, Francis Nwaze, the qualifications also give him an edge over his contemporaries both in the Primaries and the general elections.
Umahi will also have the opportunity to inform the Committee, the APC members, and Nigerians in general about how he would replicate his magical transformation of Abakaliki across the Federation if elected President in 2023.
His aide, in a statement, said, “You would recall that His Excellency, Engineer David Nweze Umahi within seven years onboard as the Governor of Ebonyi State has been able to turn around the face of Abakaliki and virtually all the 13 Local Government Areas of the State.
“Within the period under review, the Governor has built over seventeen long span-twin flyovers in parts of the State, constructed thousands of kilometres of roads in 8-inches concrete pavement, constructed from the scratch the newly commissioned King David University of Medical Sciences Uburu, the biggest international shopping mall, the Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki and the Margaret Umahi International Market.
“Other legacy projects executed by the Governor Umahi administration in Ebonyi State include the Industrial Clusters, one in each of the three Senatorial Zones of the State, the School of Nursing and Midwifery Uburu, the ongoing construction of the Ebonyi State International Airport, the newly commissioned biggest Executive Council Chambers, the new Government House complex as well as the ongoing construction of the 199 kilometres of the Abakaliki Ring Road Project.
“It is hoped that Governor Umahi would scale through the first hurdle of screening, and win the Primaries and the general elections to enable him to bring to bear his engineering prowess in tackling Nigeria’s myriads of challenges.”