Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has backed Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi as Senate president in the 10th National Assembly.
The Secretary General of the Igbo group, Mazi Okechuwu Isiguzoro, in a statement yesterday, said the South East should produce the next Senate president in the interest of equity and fairness.
Recall that Umahi of the All Progressive Congress, APC won the February 25 National Assembly election to represent Ebonyi South in the 10th assembly.
Isiguzoro said, “For the interest of unity, for the gains of Umahi’s proven commitment to one Nigeria, infrastructure and human development, also for the Igbo interest and need to galvanise support for our long sought chance to have one of us stride to presidency in the near future, we seek the support of all to enthrone Umahi as the next Senate president.”
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Similarly, the State Working Committee of APC in Ebonyi State led by Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, has in a statement appealed to the national leadership of the party to consider Umahi for Senate presidency.