A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Arthur Eze, has urged people in Ebonyi to re-elect the governor, Chief David Umahi, for his outstanding performacne.
He said that the achievements recorded by Umahi’s current administration indicated that he would do more if given another chance to rule the state.
According to Eze, who was a guest of the state government, Umahi has exhibited total commitment to the development of Ebonyi.
“Umahi has been the State Chairman of PDP; he has been the deputy governor and when it was time for him to succeed the former governor, Chief Martin Elechi, I met former President Goodluck Jonathan to allow Umahi to become the governor.
“I told the former president that I don’t know the former Minister for Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, who was Elechi’s preferred candidate.
“I am happy that Gov. Umahi has shown deep commitment for the development of Ebonyi.
“Ebonyi has been transformed overnight and new things have started coming to the state. I want Ebonyi people to vote for David Umahi in 2019.
“He has performed well and we have to appreciate him by supporting his re-election. I am convinced that with his achievements in his first tenure, he will do more in his second term,” he said.
Eze said that the governor had not disappointed him in the provision of infrastructure and qualitative leadership since he assumed office.
He said that he stood for Umahi’s emergence in 2015 because he believed that the governor was the best candidate to succeed the former governor, Elechi.
During the visit, Eze had performed ground-breaking for the construction of an overhead bridge at Abomege junction in Abakaliki and reconstruction and remodelling of Margaret Umahi International Market among others.
In his remarks, Gov. Umahi said that Eze had been instrumental to his achievements since he became the governor through his assistance and advice for the development of the state.
The governor described the business mogul as a “worthy son of Ndigbo’’, and said that he would remain eternally grateful to him because of his generosity to Nigerians.
He prayed God to continue to keep him alive as the philanthropist celebrated his 70th birthday.
Eze is the Chancellor of Ebonyi State University and holds the traditional title of “Dike Eji-eji Mba 1” conferred on him by Ebonyi state traditional rulers.