Days to the 2023 General Election, the governor of Ebonyi Engr David Umahi has called on the Senator representing Ebonyi North in the National Assembly, Dr. Sam Egwu to stop his quest for reelection in the interest of equity, justice, and fairness.
Umahi spoke during APC Local Government Area Rally at Ohaukwu Local Government, Saturday.
The Governor expressed worry that Senator Egwu, a beneficiary of equity having served as the first civilian governor of the state should be championing the return of power to the South after eight years, insisting that such would destabilize the political equation and peace of the State.
His words, “I am ashamed that someone from Ebonyi North would appear in a poster with someone from my place who is aspiring to replace me after eight years.
“Having started the journey from the North, equity demands that it should return to the North after the Central and South have taken their turns.”
Governor Umahi encouraged the people to reciprocate the gesture of the Izzi people by voting for the Governorship and Senatorial Candidates of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
The wife of the governor Rachael Umahi urged the people not to allow power to go out of them as power has gone to the zones.
“My dear good people of Ohaukwu, I want you to remember that leadership of this State started from here, do not allow that status to elude you.”
Francis Nwifuru the Governorship Candidate of the APC, appealed to the people to reward the support of the Izzi people over the years by voting for him and the APC Senatorial Candidate in the election.
The Ebonyi North Senatorial Candidate, Mr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi, and the Candidate for Ebonyi/Ohaukwu Federal Constituency, Mr. Eze Nwachukwu pledged to offer the people credible representation if elected in the election.