The Ebonyi State Governor, Engr.David Nweze Umahi has called on the incoming administration which would be led by Rt.Hon.Francis Nwifuru to appoint 50% of women in appointive positions.

The Governor made this known when receiving the Governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru in his office in Abakaliki.
Nwifuru who also doubles as the Speaker, Ebonyi State house of Assembly was in the Governor’s office to present to the Governor his INEC Certificate of Return and appreciate the Governor for his support which gave him and the All Progressives Congress victory at the recently concluded governorship polls.


Addressing journalists at the event, Governor Umahi dedicated the victory of the All Progressives Congress in the State and across the country to God.

He urged the Ebonyi Governor-elect to consider for appointment into his team, younger generations, adding that the youths should be given more opportunities to contribute their knowledge to governance.

He also made a case for increased number of women appointees in the coming administration, up to 50 percent.

Lauding the qualities and character of Nwifuru, Gov.Umahi stressed that his election was built upon the platform of equity, peace and love in Ebonyi State and nurtured by all men of good will.

He maintained that should the election be held again, the APC will still carry the day.

“When people say they are going to Court or going to tribunal, I will just laugh.

“The PDP got the little number they got in our State because the election became local in the sense that they had House of Assembly members from the various localities that were making efforts to also win.

“That’s why they got eighty thousand, against our One hundred and ninety-nine thousand votes; a clear difference of almost One hundred and twenty thousand.”

Presenting the Certificate of Return to the Governor, Nwifuru described the Governor as “the man that made all that happened to happen,”

He appreciated the Governor for standing strong for equity and justice in the State.

Nwifuru added: “Your Excellency, I am here this afternoon to present to you the Certificate of Return issued to me by the Independent National Electioral Commission on that fateful day made by the Lord, the 29th day of March, 2023, while you were away.”

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