Umahi stated this while fielding questions to newsmen after meeting President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday, September 6, 2019.
When asked whether the Igbos will go for presidency in 2023, the governor said:
“You know, it is insulting to the occupier of a particular office when somebody has not even stayed one year people have started to talk about succeeding the person. What you are saying is that you are undermining the occupant of that office. So, I refuse to talk about 2023.
“And I have always maintained that when you are being led by God; don’t allow yourself to be led by men. When we get to 2023 we will see what God has in stock for each and every one of us.”