Governor David Umahi has endorsed the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Francis Nwifuru to succeed him in 2023. Governor Umahi stated this during the internment of the father of the Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Barrister Chioma Nweze, in Okposi on Saturday. He expressed hope that the Speaker would consolidate on the ‘Divine Mandate’ leadership in the State.
Governor Umahi appealed to the people of Ebonyi South and all Ebonyians to support the candidature of the Speaker for the sake of equity, justice, and fairness. “To Okposi people and people of Ebonyi State, I present to you the choice of the people in the person of the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, and I want Ebonyi South people to know that when it was the turn of Ebonyi South, an Abakaliki man was contesting and the Abakaliki people said no, so it is the time to pay them back.
“I want to assure you that this ‘Divine Mandate’ we came with would continue and when this man comes on board, we would not turn left and right from Divine Mandate, so fear not, there is nobody that is thrown up by God that the people would not criticize. If people do not accept the sacrifices you are making, God will not disregard it. 2023 has to be ticking of the box, it will not be about promises, if you say you will do B, we have to ask you to prove how you will do A. In all honesty, it is my performance and that of others that APC will use to do their campaign.