Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has expressed his support for President Muhammadu Buhari to run for re-election in 2019.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with the President yesterday in Abuja, Umahi said the President was qualified to seek a second term.
Blueprint reports that the President is billed to tour the South-east region next week ahead of the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 18.
“Well, any first term governor would want to go for second term and if that is what you wish yourself, you should be honest enough to wish another person the same. Since Mr. President is doing his first term and I am doing my first term, it’s my wish to re-contest and I will as well wish the president the same to re-contest,” he said.
The governor said the state was fully prepared for the visit, adding that “we pleaded with Mr. President for the visit and before then we have been preparing; we are fully prepared.’’
He said a lot of projects had been lined up for commissioning in the state.
“We have quite a lot of projects that we have executed within this past two and the half years. We have three numbers of twin flyovers that are built across the African trans-Atlantic road running from Enugu to Cameroon passing through Ebonyi state.
“So, we have to build three twin flyovers to decongest traffic on that road, each of the twin flyovers is 700 metre length. We have completed two and the third one is 80% done; Mr. President will commission the two. We also have a mall that we call Ebonyi Mall that is modelled after the famous Dubai Mall.”