The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has cautioned Nigerians against giving support to the presidential ambition of the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi.
Umahi had on Tuesday, declared his intention to run for presidency in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Reacting, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, National coordinator of HURIWA, in a chat with DAILY POST on Wednesday, expressed fear of dictatorship, accusing the governor of having no regards for press freedom.
According to HURIWA: “HURIWA does not support the aspiration of Governor Dave Umahi to be President because he has terrible antecedents as a dictator and someone who is absolutely intolerant of free press.
“He is perhaps one governor in this dispensation that has ordered the arrests of more journalists than all the past military dictators put together.
“The media in Nigeria should take it as a duty to ensure that Umahi does not become Nigerian President because if he achieves that, then it’s bye bye to the media industry. Umahi will rule Nigeria like the North Korean dictator. Is that what we want? No”