By: Ruth Oginyi
Uburu community the hometown of Engr. David Umahi Governor of Ebonyi State Thursday was agog on Thursday as the people held a solidarity rally in support of the presidential ambition of the Governor.
The event attracted top government functionaries, community leaders, youths, women groups, the national union of road transport workers Uburu branch, federated Uburu students among others who marched along with Okposi-uburu road chanting solidarity songs.
Addressing the mammoth crowd, the President of Uburu Town Union, Comrade Ugochukwu Ekpa pointed out that Umahi is the best contestant to address the myriads of challenges facing the country.
He noted that the Court judgment which sacked Governor Umahi and his deputy was unconstitutional and can not stand in Superior Courts.
“We are here to declare total support for the presidential ambition of our son and leader, Engr David Umahi, come 2023. His presidential ambition will be fruitful and we are here to tell Nigerians that we are fully in support. His coming as the President of Nigeria will address all the challenges facing our dear nation”.
“The essence of this rally is to pledge our solidarity that is unshakable, immovable to our dear great son David Umahi. And I want to say this because I know the whole world is watching us. This is an Impromptu rally and you can see the crowd that came to say, we support you, our governor.
“We are not here to discuss court judgment because it is prejudice to start discussing what is in court but one thing is certain when God says yes! nobody can say no. One thing is certain, God is not an author of confusion. One thing is certain, God is the finisher, the beginning, and the end. One thing is certain, God does not lose his own and one thing is certain the bible said surly they will gather but because the gathering is not of God they will scatter”.
“We have challenged the Facebook people to come out physically. Come and do your rally, if you do it successfully we know you are in charge. They are in Abuja, those disgruntled elements, Facebook elements dishing out falsehood, dishing out lies. But one thing I know is David Umahi is still onboard as the governor of this State”.
“Put together the 16 years of the past administrations and 7 years of this government, this young man has surpassed them but it is not by his power but by the grace of God. This fight is God’s fight, so if you have not been sleeping, go home and sleep, sleep and sleep”.
“I stand on this ground that anyone who wants to stand on the way of our son, by 2023 they will be on their sickbed to hear the story, the President said.
On his part, the Commissioner for health in the state Dr. Daniel Umezurike, said after the court judgment Uburu people gathered on the 12th in their ancestral home to pray and cancel the court judgment and also staged a solidarity rally for the governor he emphasized that the governor has done well and should be allowed to finish his tenure.
The principal secretary to the governor, Mr. Emmanuel Obasi in a remark pointed out that the Uburu people are with the governor and will continue to stand with him.