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Ndigbo Will Benefit From Tinubu’s Presidency — Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Southeast Nigeria, David Umahi has urged voters to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in next month’s election.

Gatekeepers News reports that Umahi made the call at the kick-off of the party’s local government campaign rallies at Iboko, the headquarters of Izzi Local Government Area.

He said the APC presidential candidate loves the Igbo nation.

He added that the Igbo will be fully accommodated and carried along by Tinubu as president.

Umahi also urged the electorate to vote for the party’s governorship candidate, Francis Nwifuru and others candidates contesting on the platform of the party.

He described Tinubu and Nwifuru as experienced and capable leaders who have the capacity to take the country and state to the next level.

The governor noted that Ebonyi State would be better off with an APC government at all levels.

He cautioned Ebonyi people against supporting any governorship candidate from Ebonyi South senatorial district, insisting that equity demands that Ebonyi North, precisely Izzi clan, should produce the next state governor.

Umahi maintained that Nwifuru has been tested and trusted over a period of 16 years to diligently continue on the achievements made so far in the state.

He said: “We must go back to our polling units. We are standing with Tinubu and Shettima. They will take care of Ebonyi State the way Buhari took care of Ebonyi State. The way Buhari has been taking care of us that is the way Jagaban is going to take care of the Ndigbo.

“Jagaban was the governor of Lagos State and under him, Ndigbo in Lagos prospered and they are still prospering. We are not guided by sentiment; we will follow the man that knows the way.

“This speaker has been with me for 16 years from when I was party chairman to when I was made deputy governor and then governor.”

“If you see anybody contesting governor from Ebonyi South, he is not one of us. We are not in support. When it was the turn of the south, the Abakaliki block came out to support us.”

Addressing a mammoth crowd of party supporters at the event, Nwifuru pledged to govern the state with the core values of honesty, integrity and dedication.

Nwifuru, who is the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, also pledged to bring innovations in the state civil service, education, health, agriculture, infrastructure and other sectors, in line with the strong foundation already laid by his predecessor.

The APC governorship candidate emphasized that his administration will encourage entrepreneurial education through the introduction of local dialects in schools’ curricula for the teaching and learning of science and technology.

Describing himself as a child of destiny, he attributed his achievement so far to God’s grace, and his externalized principles of dedication and diligence to duty, promising to bring the attributes to bear in his governance if elected.

His words: “I am a destiny child who rose from grass to grace. I will govern with my core value of honesty and integrity, touching on education, health, agriculture and the entrepreneurial sector. I will introduce our dear dialect in the curriculum of our school in the teaching of science and technology.”

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