The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umah, who doubles as the chairman of the South-East Governors’ forum, has denied claims of using the socio-political group as a campaign platform or leverage for a purported inauguration ahead of 2023 presidential elections.
The denial came in a press release signed by the Chief Secretary to the Governor, Mr Emmanuel Uzor, which he made available to a media outlet in Abakaliki on Tuesday.
The statement reads:
"The Governor was greatly embarrassed by the link to Presidential ambition of 2023 being circulated in various social media platforms and wishes to state that he will not be distracted by the various endorsements by groups and individuals who clamour for Nigeria President of Igbo extraction.
“Governor does not know the promoters of the platform and could not have contracted them to do the job but believes that any genuine and law-abiding Nigerians reserve the right to go about their business as long as it doesn’t not impinge on laid down rules of the country.”