In what looked like practical moves towards reconciling all members, especially aspirants in the just concluded Presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the candidate of the party, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, paid an unscheduled visit to Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi.
The meeting, which was held behind closed doors in the early hours of today at Governor Umahi’s Abuja residence, was part of the moves by the APC flagbearer towards reconciling all the aspirants who contested with him for the party ticket, aimed at seeking support and addressing salient issues arising from the just concluded Presidential convention.
Tinubu described Umahi as a dogged fighter who threw in everything during the contest and a man with proven track records and capacity who will do well in any position, citing his achievements in Ebonyi State as Governor.
He said Umahi has become a rallying point for Igbo integration in mainstream national politics and assured him that his administration when elected would carry all parts of the country along irrespective of gender, tribe and religion and address the issue of marginalisation and all forms of injustices.
Governor Umahi who doubles as chairman of South East Governors’ Forum while receiving the APC flagbearer assured him of his support and that of all members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the entire South East zone.
Umahi, who had earlier congratulated Tinubu on his emergence as the Presidential candidate of APC, said the country needs to unite under the party to consolidate on the already achieved success of President Muhammadu Buhari and expressed absolute confidence that the country will take a leap under the leadership of Tinubu.
Tinubu was accompanied by the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Umar Ganduje while Umahi’s team was made up of the Governorship candidate of APC in Ebonyi State who is also the Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Francis Nwifuru and Senatorial candidate of APC for Ebonyi South Senatorial zone, Chief Austin Umahi among others.