2023: Ebonyi will not vote for labor party- Umahi
Engr. David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State Monday said the state will give its votes to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election and not Labour Party as being projected by some Igbo landers.
He said APC has been kind to the state through various support to his administration.
Umahi maintained that the state Labour Party has helped should vote for the party and urged the people of the state to reject the party with their PVC.
The governor made his mind known at exco chambers government house, centenary City Abakaliki while addressing leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), traditional rulers, Town Unions, and members of the State executive council after swearing-in newly appointed Commissioners and Special Assistants.
“Our party is APC and not Labour Party. We will not vote for Labour Party, we will vote for APC.
“The states that Labour Party has helped should vote for them. The agenda of God for Ebonyi State is Ebonyi State agenda and that is what you should be telling them when they come to ask if you will vote for us?
“Tell them do not look for our votes, our votes belong to APC.
“Tinubu started with only one state and used it to liberate his people. We have to liberate ourselves from our brothers and sisters in South East, we need it. We need to tell all of them that we have risen”, he said.
The Governor decried poor enrolment of voters at the ongoing new voter’s registration and gave appointees in his administration two weeks ultimatum to ensure that 30,000 voters were registered or have them relieved of their appointments.
He said a situation where a local government will be registering only two thousand voters since the exercise started was unacceptable when the exercise will end in the next two weeks.
He commended Afikpo South and Onicha local government areas for registering 71,000 and 32,000 voters respectfully at the ongoing exercise.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Hon. Cletus Opoke said that their appointment was in line with Section 192(2) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
“By Section 192 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, you graciously forwarded to the house of assembly as nominees for commissioners, development center coordinators, and SAs. The house of the assembly acting within its mandate duly screened and confirmed them.
“All the people have held various positions and when they come on board, they will bring their experiences to bear because they have served in various capacities”.
Those sworn in as commissioners are Mathias Adum, Celestine Nwali, Beatrice Eze, Christopher Uchaji, Romaus Nwasum, and Mary Rita Okoro, as Head of Service including two special assistants and six development center coordinators.