Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. David Umahi
By Our Reporter
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that the schedule March 11, 2023 governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections call for the need for a critical evaluation and decision for Ndigbo.
Governor Umahi further said that taking into consideration the contributions of Ndigbo in the development and unity of the country, it behooves on them to ensure that they cast their votes in the right and appropriate direction that would further consolidate on the gains they have so far attained.
In a statement, the Governor who is senator-elect for Ebonyi South senatorial district, specifically urged all Ndigbo living in Lagos to ensure that they come out and vote massively for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the governorship candidates of the party in Ogun and Oyo states.
Umahi also canvassed for the election of the governorship candidates of the APC in Borno, Cross River, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa and Zamfara States as a way of further cementing the cordial relationship that exist between the Ndigbo and the various people of the aforementioned states.
While commending the commitment and character of purpose of Ndigbo people for a greater and better Nigeria which he noted have been demonstrated over time and everywhere they choose to reside and carry out legitimate business, Umahi stressed that a collective decision to vote massively for the APC would guarantee a more harmonious relationship that would further enhance their businesses and peaceful stay everywhere they chose to reside.
In the words of Umahi; “It is on this note that I urge you to look more futuristic and focused by ensuring that Ndigbo belongs to the mainstream of Nigeria politics.
In this wise, I am passionately appealing to you my valued brothers and sisters to go out on March 11, 2023 to cast your votes massively for the governorship and State Houses of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno, Cross River, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa and Zamfara States.
“Ndigbo can no longer afford to be in the opposition as we need the unity o
“I need not stress the fact that I cherish and will always promote the cause of Ndigbo everywhere and at every opportunity. This is because of our common aspirations and struggles for a greater and better Nigeria which we have displayed and demonstrated everywhere we found ourselves. The cause of the Ndigbo is so unique, unparalleled and unequal.
“The Governorship election in Lagos State in particular, is critical and so important for the greater unity of purpose and the needed bond between and amongst the ethnic nationalities living in Lagos.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has demonstrated capacity and capability to achieve results and bring the different nationalities living in Lagos together as one people.
“A vote for Sanwo-Olu, will be a vote for greater Lagos, closer and better bond as well as the needed unity even in our diversity. We need a Lagos where peace shall continue to reign supreme and where the people will have that feeling of oneness,” he stressed.
Umahi also appealed to Ndigbo to vote for the candidate of Governor Nyesom Wike in the peron of Hon. Sim Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who is well who is well positioned to continue with the development projects of Rivers State.
He described Governor Wike as a man the Ndigbo can always trust given his relationship before and during his tenure as Governor of Rivers State.
He further said; “To put it mildly, the Rivers Governor has the best of intentions at all times for the Ndigbo thus, desperate attempts to change the narrative have refused to sell, as his commitment towards the advancement of the cause and aspiration of the Ndigbo remains unshaken and solid”.