AYCF canvasses support for Umahi as Senate President
AREWA Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has canvassed support for emergence of the outgoing governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, as Senate president.
The group, in a statement signed by its National President, Yerima Shettima, yesterday, said: “In this national healing moment, the South East should be given the opportunity to take a shot at the Senate presidency.
“Our position is that the region needs to have a stronger sense of belonging in the Nigerian project by being actively involved in democratic governance.
“We want the mistakes of past governments to serve as a lesson in democratic governance for the incoming administration.
“It is on record that Umahi is the most-performing governor in the history of the South East. He has the reputation of being a gentleman per excellence. He has demonstrated these sterling qualities throughout his sojourn as governor.”
AYCF urged relevant stakeholders in the current dispensation to rally round the region for the Senate President position.
The group further advised that the incoming administration should see its electoral victory as an opportunity to turn around Nigeria’s fortunes by allowing the emergence of responsible leadership at all levels, especially in the Senate.