Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has stated that only God can decide who will replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
The Ebonyi State Governor stated this while addressing State House correspondents on Monday after meeting with Buhar.
On whether the southeast was working on producing a presidential candidate, Umahi said the Southeast needs the anointing of God to produce a president in 2023.
According to him, southeasterners are working in their different political parties to ensure their party concede its presidential tickets to the region.
Umahi, who is the chairman of the southeast governors forum, said God will give us the next president who has a good heart like Buhari for the good of this country.
“My position about what you ask is that our people that are in those political parties are making the effort in selling the need for the southeast to produce the next president,” Umahi said.
“But I think both the governors and Mr. President should not be distracted. When the elections are done and won, it should be governance. But in this country, the moment the election is completed, the next one starts is the masses that are being cheated.
“So, those whose job politics and who are not into elected position, or appointed position have all the time and the opportunity to do this canvassing. And I think that doing it and that doing it very well.
“But I continue to say that power rests in the hands of God. And God will also give us the next president who has a good heart like President Buhari for the good of this country.
“We need God’s own anointing for our own anointed president for the interests and unity of this country.”