The governor of Ebonyi State Dave Umahi on Friday stepdown from the senate president race to endorse former governor of Akwa Ibom State Senator God’sWill Akpabio for the position of the senate president.
According to our correspondent who was at the government house on Friday reported that Umahi’s decision to stepdown was after a series of meeting with Akpabio in his house in Ebonyi State.
Umahi said: “My brother [Akpabio] came on consultation with me, but yesterday I saw the president-elect on his invitation and he told me he is already committed and he said please, don’t run.
“I accepted and I stepped down for my brother, senator Akpabio.
“He is my consensus candidate.”