Rights group, Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA ) has asked Ebonyi State Governor Mr. Dave Umahi to president his dreams of becoming Nigeria’s president and described him as one of the “worst dictatorial civilian governors of modern day Nigeria.”
Umahi had visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock and informed him of his decision to run for President in 2023.
Reacting, the National Coordinator, HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko in a press statement issued on Wednesday described Umahi as a tyrant who does not tolerate press freedom or freedom.of political opponents, stressing that he must not be allowed to tile Nigeria.
“David Umahi’s legendary intolerance of press freedoms and the freedom of political opponents to go about their legitimate businesses would mean that the oppressive regime of late General Sani Abacha would just be inconsequential compared to what Dave Umahi will do with the presidential powers just as he would collapse Nigeria into a one party state.
“As President, Umahi will capture or jail his political opponents and will rule as he likes with no accountability or transparency. Nigeria must never be ruled by persons who are worst than the bad President we have had since 2015 for that would lead to disintegration,” the statement read.