David Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has insisted that the South-East region must be allowed to produce the next vice president in the forthcoming 2019 general election.

Speaking to supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governor said the zone will only support a presidential candidate in the party who will allow the South-East produce the vice president.

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Umahi said: “We are good people. The leaders of the South-East will meet and never again shall we be marginalized and we must speak with one voice.

“And whoever we are supporting, the Vice Presidential candidate must come to south-east. We cannot compromise that.”

He also called on the independent national electoral commission not to compromise in the forthcoming 2019 general election, adding that the continuous existence of Nigeria lies in the hands of INEC and security agencies.