The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Bola Tinubu, his Vice candidate Kashim Shettima and other campaign council members Thursday stormed Ebonyi to flag off the campaign
Tinubu arrived the state on Wednesday night in the company of other party faithfuls.
The APC presidential candidate on his arrival to Ebonyi commissioned the dualised road leading to the new Government House, Centenary City Abakaliki.
He also met with stakeholders of the party and traditional rulers who conferred on him the chieftaincy title of ‘Dike di Oha Mma’ (well loved strong man) of Ebonyi.
The APC presidential candidate also moved and commissioned APC campaign office built by Ogbonna Nwifuru the governorship flag bearer of the party in Ebonyi.
Inaugurating the road Tinubu congratulated Umahi’s doggedness in reforming the state and said, Umahi is an accomplished leader who has built others. He has done well. It is a joy to be here to witness progress and development.
“I know Ebonyi for their determination, courage and independence of mind to do good things and I have seen many signs of the developmental strides of this administration as I was coming in.”
At the stakeholders meeting, Tinubu assured he would keep to his promise to develop all facets of the country including Ebonyi state if elected president.
In remarking, the Chairman, Ebonyi State Traditional Rulers Council, HRH Eze Charles Mkpuma wished the Presidential candidate success in his aspiration, assuring him of the people’s support.
He said the title was to buttress Tinubu’s acceptability by the generality of the people of the state, including the traditional institution.
“We congratulate our incoming President, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu for your success in the just concluded Presidential Primary, our people are happy with you that you are here to see us even though we had resolved to support you and other candidates of APC.”
Eze Mkpuma who is also the Chairman of the South East traditional Rulers Council, requested the APC presidential candidate to consider zoning the Senate presidential slot to Ebonyi state when he becomes president in 2023.
Governor Umahi applauded the APC Presidential Candidate and President Muhammadu Buhari for their support to Ebonyi state.
He reiterated the resolve of his administration to continue to deliver the goods to the people until he successfully anchors the ship in 2023.
“Mr. President, we have performed, we have done very well here, we have discharged. Everywhere in Ebonyi state, our presence is felt.
“Anybody who wants to challenge us should tell us if we have not fared better under APC government.”