Two Governors from the South East have endorsed the aspiration of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, just as 103 lawmakers-elect stormed the zone to campaign for his aspiration.
The campaign trail landed in the South East on Tuesday with a chartered flight.
Already, Gbajabiamila has visited Enugu and Ebonyi States and both Governors Ifyeanyi Ugwanyi and David Umahi have thrown their weight behind his aspiration.
Gbajabiamila in a tweet after the endorsement said: “I thank the Enugu Governor and his members-elect for the resounding endorsement he gave us just like his Ebonyi counterpart. Nation building is indeed a joint task.”
Umahi had earlier endorsed Gbajabiamila when the campaign trail visited Ebonyi State on Tuesday.
Umahi said: “This visit is the first of its kind and that’s the way it should be; we should deemphasise party affiliation because it is capable of denying us the development we need as we continue to define everything along that line.
“That is why we should pursue whatever that can tie us together.
“When you get there, let’s de-emphasise party affiliation, let’s work for the country because no section can do it alone. We need one another for the survival of this country.
“I can assure you that there’s little the region (South East) can do but align with the majority, but your consultation is welcoming because it shows that other parties have something to offer.
“People may want to ask what is in it for South Sast in all of this because key leadership positions have eluded the region, but I believe if you can’t beat them, join them because we don’t have majority and there’s little we can do if we pull out.
“We need to realise that South East is an integral part of this country and must be carried along. It takes two tango and we have a brighter future together.”