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Ebonyi governor, Umahi, announces 2019 re-election bid

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Nweze Umahi, has officially announced his plan to seek re-election during the 2019 general elections.

His media aide, Lady Monica Eze, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement by her NGO, David Umahi Nweze Akubaraoha Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA)

She said: “The people of Ebonyi couldn’t have asked for a better Easter gift from their performing Governor. The Akubaraoha & Ome Nke Afurunanya 1 of Ebonyi State has exceeded the expectations of Ndi Ebonyi in his less than two years in office and the best option is for him to continue his good job in 2019”.

She said DUNAETA, since 2016, have been clamouring for Governor Umahi to seek re-election in 2019 “in order for him to continue with his revolutionary agenda”.

“Engr. Umahi finally yielded to the pressure on April 1, 2017 at the Abakaliki Township Stadium, when Ebonyians came out enmasse, with the traditional rulers uniting to confer the titles of Ome Nke Afurunanya 1 and Oso Di Eme 1 of Ebonyi State on Governor Umahi and Her Excellency, Chief (Mrs.) Rachael Umahi, respectively”, the statement added.

The group congratulated Umahi and his wife for the new titles, saying, “we thank him specifically for heeding the call by Ebonyians at home and abroad to contest the 2019 gubernatorial election, which we believe he shall win with a landslide by the grace of God.

“The group wishes all Ebonyians the blessings of the celebration of Easter festivity and urged them “to unite and ensure that we massively campaign and cast our votes for Governor Umahi come 2019 to enable him sustain the ongoing revolution in Ebonyi State until 2023.”

Lady Monica also stated that the recent defection of former governor of the state, Chief Martins Elechi to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is no threat to Umahi’s plans.

According to her, Elechi’s defection “makes no meaning as the Ebonyians are satisfied with the great revolution currently going on in Ebonyi State through Engr. Dave Nweze Umahi’s administration.”

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