We Are Solidly behind Gov. Umahi – Ohaukwu Stakeholders

By Chinwe Onwosi

The Last has not been heard of the Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi’s Defection as more events continue to unfold with stakeholders of PDP defecting and throwing their weight behind the Governor, endorsing his move to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Stakeholders of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Friday November 20, endorsed the decision of Governor David Umahi to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Stakeholders who made this known at a meeting held in the Council headquarters, Ezzamgbo, where they butessed their solid stance that the people of the Council were 99.9% APC.

The Chairman of the Council, Barrister Clement Odah who addressed Journalists on behalf of the Stakeholders, said the council had benefitted heavily from Umahi’s administration, and for that, Ohaukwu people would deliver 100% votes to the APC in 2023.

Odah maintained that, on moral ground, none of the stakeholders is entitled to take a different direction other than the direction of the Governor.
He acknowledged the efforts of the Gov Umahi in his political progression stating that he remains a father, boss, and benefactor to him.
“Ohaukwu Local Government are part and parcel of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At a personal level, I want to let the world know that I am the son of the Governor, Engr. David Umahi. He made me what I am today. As long as politics is concerned, he is the beginning and the end of my political sojourn. He remains my father, benefactor, and boss.” he said.

“Beyond me, we have appointees of Government and elected persons here. All of us are beneficiaries of the magnanimity of the Governor. On moral ground, none of us is entitled to take a different direction other than the direction of the Governor.

“As a people, we have witnessed tremendous development in our area. We have the gigantic and longest flyover and only a person that loves you can give you such a gift.

“Every Ohaukwu man, every Ohaukwu youth and every Ohaukwu woman will continue to support the Governor. As long as we are concerned, this LGA is 99.9 percent APC. I would have said Ohaukwu is 100 percent, but our Governor himself has conceded 0.01% for a certain class of persons.

“If anybody is not in agreement with the Governor, the question is: what are your reasons? We have flyovers, good roads, ecumenical centre, international airport, international stadium and international market. We have all the good things we see in Dubai. Anybody saying we shouldn’t stand with David Umahi, does he have anything better than what he has offered us? So, we stand with the Governor and we will always stand by him.”

Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Sunday Inyima, who was rumored to have resigned his appointment sequel to the defection of Umahi to APC, described the rumor as false, insisting that the entire Ohaukwu people including himself, were solidly behind Governor Umahi.

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