Rtd Major Gen. GODWIN UMO has been nominated by President Buhari and his name is among others forwarded to the Senate for subsequent screening and confirmation as Ambassador.
Gen. Umo was a PMD Candidate for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District contesting against Godswil Akpabio from the PDP and Inibehe Okori from the APC. After the “electoral coup”, Gen. Umo joined the APC and was in the delegation led by the APC Leader in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana on a courtesy visit to then President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari before Mr President’s swearing-in as GCFR
Gen. Umo is from Abak LGA. A graduate of Nigerian Military School, Zaria, and Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) both in Kaduna, and has Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering from University of Ibadan.