As re-run for Ebonyi South senatorial zone has been fixed for February 2024, Mr Austin Umahi, younger brother of former Governor David Umahi has declared for the vacant seat.
The seat became vacant following the former governor’s appointment as Minister for Works by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The younger Umahi in a statement on Sunday said that true democratic process is the only way to ensure emergence of acceptable Senator for the zone.
Umahi, explained that he is eminently qualified and suitable to give his people the best representation having gained experiences from both the business and political sectors which positions him as the best for the service.
He noted that the political arrangements, structure, without sentiments, favour his bid.
He said: “I am a pencil in the hands of God, my Creator, and He is not done with me. We are in a democratic dispensation and it’s not in doubt whether I am in for Ebonyi senatorial seat; and I want all my supporters and well wishers to pray for the success of both the primary and re-run elections. I am from Ohaozara and that is where Ebonyi State zoning committee zoned the senatorial seat and it has not changed to the best of my knowledge.
“I am not going for it for myself but for the people because it is the time to make a positive mark and change the narrative. Ebonyi South should be given an opportunity to elect who represents them in a transparent manner and whoever emerges democratically should go.”
“I am ably qualified as well as others, I challenge other aspirants to present themselves and let our people make their choice.”