“We will not vote for Labour Party, we will only vote for APC. Our vote is for APC and not for Labour Party. Our agenda is Ebonyi’s agenda. We will vote for our presidential candidate in the person of Tinubu. We must strive to liberate Ebonyi State and that is our agenda,” Umahi thundered.
Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, on Monday, said his agenda in government was to liberate Ebonyi from domination.
And he sees the 2023 elections as a good opportunity to actualize the agenda by ensuring that the state does not vote for Peter Obi and the Labour Party in the presidential election.
It is not clear who is dominating the State and how.
But Umahi stressed during the swearing-in ceremony of five commissioners, two Special Assistants, and six Development Center Coordinators at the Exco Chambers of the new Government House, Abakaliki that the Ebonyi people will not vote for Peter Obi in the 2023 general election.
The Governor insisted that the state will vote only for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and urged the people not to vote for the Labour Party.
Peter Obi is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party while Bola Tinubu will fly the flag of the APC.
“We will not vote for Labour Party, we will only vote for APC. Our vote is for APC and not for Labour Party. Our agenda is Ebonyi agenda. We will vote for our presidential candidate in the person of Tinubu. We must strive to liberate Ebonyi State and that is our agenda”.
The newly appointed commissioners took over from their predecessors who last month resigned from different positions in Government to contest the 2023 general election.
The commissioners sworn in by Umahi include Mr. Celestine Nwali who is expected to take over from Barr. Onyekachi Nwaebonyi as Commissioner for Capital Territory Development, Chief Matthias Adum takes over the ministry of Lands and Survey while Chief Romanus Nwasum is to oversee the Ministry of Infrastructural Development for Concession.
Others include Chief Chris Uchaji, Ministry of Solid Mineral Development, Mrs. Beatrice Eze, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chief Chuks Okoh, Special Assistant on Strategy while Mr. Uchenna Otu will hold sway as Special Assistant on Transport.
Umahi while addressing the appointees and other stakeholders frowned at the low rate of participation in the ongoing voter registration in the state and directed the stakeholders to brace up and ensure that people get registered before June 30.
“It is very unfortunate that the different local government areas in the state are yet to witness a high turnout of voters’ registration in the State, apart from Afikpo South that has so far registered over 71,000 voters, others are yet to make any meaningful impact,” Umahi lamented.
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