NUJ, NAWOJ  recommend Umahi for 2023 presidency


From Chinedu Nwafor,Abakaliki

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), have recommended Governor David Umahi to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

President of the NUJ, Comrade Chris Isiguzor, and his  NAWOJ counterpart, Mrs. Ladi Bala, stated this on Sunday when they paid a courtesy call on Umahi at the presidential lodge, new government house, Abakaiki

The Central Working Committees of the NUJ and NAWOJ were in Abakaiki, Ebonyi State capital, for their quarterly meeting.

The two unions also seized the opportunity to inspect the projects executed by the state government.

They said Umahi had transformed Ebonyi State through prudent management of the lean resources of the state.

Isiguzo who said  time had come for the media to rise to the occasion by setting positive agenda, rather than allowing political actors to take over discourse

“From what we saw and what we heard about Your Excellency, even if we stay here in Ebonyi for the next two weeks, it will be difficult to appreciably earmark your landmark achievements in Ebonyi State.

“From what we saw your Excellency, I must tell you that you have done very well as a Governor state.

“What we have seen today are outstandingly remarkable; the University of Medical Sciences in Uburu constructed by you cannot be seen anywhere because if Nigerians especially our political leaders appreciate what you put there, you have clearly succeded in steming the tide of Medical tourism because what our people travel abroad, Asia, America and Europe,  you have brought to Ebonyi State.

“The one that really endures me so much,Your Excellency, is the Inere bridge in Edda’. From what we have seen and heard, the much you have put into it and what you are still putting into it, if it were some other places, what you use to put the bridge there will gulp the resources of that place for the next 20 years.

“From what you have done, Nigerians should unite and come to Ebonyi and plead with you to replicate what you have done in Ebonyi at the national stage. It shouldn’t be the other way where you are asking, it should be us and the rest of Nigerians, asking you to come and do what you have done here at the national stage. That is why the media must begin to talk about the positive things that are emanating from our Democratic experience so that the rest of the country will fly with it”, he said.

On her part,, NAWOJ National President, Mrs. Ladi Bala said Nigeria must have a leader like Umahi to tackle infrastructural challenges in the country.