Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has backed former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, for the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Umahi, the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, made this known on Wednesday when he received the former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national chairman.
The Ebonyi State governor urged other aspirants to drop their ambition and back Ali Modu Sheriff for the party chairmanship.
According to him, the former Borno Governor is very accessible and humble to the core.
David Umahi said, “One thing I know about this man (Ali Modu sheriff) is that he is accessible and very humble to the core. He is a good man, if I were the leader of the party (APC) I will just announce him unopposed. I want to assure you that my father, Mr President is the leader of the party (APC) has a great role to play.
“He is the only one that can take the decision but if it is thrown open to make our choice, he is my choice. If Mr President says, well for the interest of the party, we will always obey him.
“Our prayers are with you sir, and I want to assure you that I have no regret to say that Mr President is a man with a good heart. And it is for other leaders to have the same good heart, it is for other leaders to be patriotic and then the country will be a better place for all of us.
“If one has a good heart and others are not patriotic, no development can happen. No one man can achieve anything on his own, and so, I call for support for Mr President. And he (Buhari) is a man that is conscious of his integrity and no one can take it out from him.
“I have no regret or apology in saying that Mr President is a man with a good heart.”