Adopt Umahi As Consensus Candidate, Ebonyi Lobbies Stakeholders

Adopt Umahi As Consensus Candidate, Ebonyi Lobbies Stakeholders

By Oswald Agwu

Few hours to the much awaited All Progressives Congress Presidential Primary election, the National delegates have been urged to vote massively for Governor David Umahi to guarantee the Party’s success in 2023 general election.

The call was made by Ebonyi State APC Chairman, Chief Stanley Emegha while speaking to newsmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, on Sunday.

Emegha maintained that Umahi, going by his developmental strides, innovative leadership and youthfulness has proven to be the aspirant with the capacity to win the 2023 general elections overwhelmingly if given the ticket of the Party Chief Emegha further urged the national leadership of the party to unanimously adopt the Ebonyi State Governor as the party’s consensus presidential candidate, if the party finally adopts consensus option.

Emegha said: “The Presidential hopeful and Governor of Ebonyi State has been excectionally outstanding in governance in the past seven years.

“Umahi through his policies and programs has set a benchmark for leadership in this nation. “He did not only change the narratives of underdevelopment and all sorts of stereotypes attached to Ebonyi state and her people but he blazed the trail in diverse frontiers even with meager resources.

“In terms of Federal allocation, Ebonyi is among the least states, yet Governor Umahi conscientiously built massive infrastructures and also developed the manpower, capital resources without propaganda or media brouhaha of any kind.”

Butresing further his stand, Emegha named some magnificent architectural cum infrastructural achievements of Umahi to include wonderful roads network done with concrete pavements; flyover bridges, ultramodern State Ecumenical Center and shopping mall, among others.

“You also remember the Ugwu Inyere magical bridge in Afikpo South, often associated with the snake land; the King David University of Medical Sciences Uburu, with its teaching hospital; Ebonyi International Airport, Saint Margaret Umahi’s International market, New Government House, to mention but a few.”

The Party Boss who further chronicled Umahi’s achievements in the areas of Agriculture, security, health, citizens’ empowerment, solid minerals and industry, stated that Umahi as President would bring the much needed economic diversification in the country.

“The administration’s policy of one man one hectare and prompt distribution of farm inputs are also key achievements in the agricultural sector which is hugely addressing food insecurity in parts of the country.

“In the area of security, Umahi is a global icon.

“Have you ever thought about his magic and the miracle that made Ebonyi the only state in the South East of Nigeria where the (IPOB) sit-at-home order is not operational.

“Here, the residents move freely and business activities flourish 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week.

“Umahi has demonstrated the fact that he has the ability and capacity to bring to a halt the insecurity challenges in some parts of the Federation”.

Emegha expressed conviction that if APC makes Umahi the Party’s standard bearer, the 2023 Presidential election would be a walk over for the party while Nigerians will ever remain to the All Progressives Congress.

“Governor Umahi is patriotic, peaceful, innovative, ardent believer in one Nigeria and above all, he is a detribalised Nigerian.” Emegha emphasized.

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