Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has declared his interest to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Umahi, speaking at a press briefing at the State House in Abuja after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his presidency will replicate his progressive efforts in Ebonyi at the national level.

He said he intends to bring a business-like spirit into governance.

According to him, President Buhari responded to his interest by asking him to seek the support of the people.

His declaration comes barely 24 hours after former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also indicated an interest in the race.

Both men are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).