Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Thursday said that his administration would fight corruption to a stand-still if elected president in 2023.
Mr Umahi said this while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and supporters at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.
The crowd was at the centre to welcome him after his visit to inform President Muhammadu Buhari about his ambition to succeed him as president.
Mr Umahi informed the crowd that the cardinal thrust of his administration, if elected president, would be to fight corruption, build infrastructure and deepen the nation’s economy.
According to him, there will be no meaningful progress in Nigeria until the country’s leadership sat to chart a way forward.
“It is time for the leaders to sit down in a round-table. This is the time to repent and build a future for our children and grandchildren,” Mr Umahi said.
He said his administration would focus on how to deepen the gains made by Mr Buhari’s regime.
Reaffirming his belief in a united Nigeria, Mr Umahi said, “Let nobody be afraid of Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction.
“Igbomen are builders, we are not destroyers and it is my position and that of South-East governors that anybody found disturbing the peace of the zone should be crushed,” the governor added.