Dave Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State, on Thursday in Abuja expressed his desire to contest for a second term as governor and wished to see President Muhammadu Buhari re-contest in 2019.
The governor said that any first term governor would want to run for second term and so it wont be absurd for Buhari to also run for a second term.
“Well, any first term governor would want to go for second term and if 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 in 2019,” he said.
Umahi, who said that the state was fully prepared to receive the president during his tour of the South East, revealed plans to have the president inaugurate some of the states projects, like the new tunnel that will be named after President Buhari.
Umahi disclosed that Buhari is expected to lay the foundation for the building of the Ebonyi State mall, among other projects.
He said his administration will strive to complete the Akanu Ibiam Tunnel that is to be named after Buhari and the Ebonyi State Mall among others, before campaign for the 2019 general elections begins next year when Buhari is expected to come back to the state for campaign.
“We are building a tunnel that dovetails into a flyover that is parallel to the existing flyover, that particular junction that is called Akanu Ibiam junction.
“We want Mr. President to lay the foundation stone and that flyover bridge will be named after Mr. President and we are sure to finish that project in the next 12 months, Mr. President will also come back, he will be commissioning it when he comes back for his campaigns.”