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Umahi Boasts, PDP Remains Party to Beat

Umahi Boasts, PDP Remains Party to Beat

Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has said that  the Peoples Democratic Party remains  the political party to beat in spite of the challenges facing it .

He stated this at the Government College, Afikpo  during a grand reception organized in his honor by  the  Old Afikpo Union  on Saturday.

Governor Umahi, who advised PDP  members  in the country not to lose faith in the party,  said their   leaders remained committed to repositioning the once biggest political umbrella in Africa.

He also used the ocassion to once again denounce  the belief that his open support for  President Muhammadu Buhari  signposted his desire to join the All Progressives Congress.

His words: “Let me ask all PDP people not to shake at all. PDP remains the only party in Nigeria;PDP remains our party;PDP remains the party to beat.

“So, my  relationship with the President should not be mistaken for support for another party. And I will continue to support Mr President because he is my only boss.

“We Know what we are passing through as governors and I want to tell you that Mr President is doing his best to reposition this country. What we are witnessing  is global economic meltdown;it is not peculiar to Nigeria and so, I ask Nigerians to join hands with Mr. President so the we can lift up this nation.

“The fate of our nation is in our hands and I believe strongly that if we prefer Nigeria made goods and if we sit with one another, Nigeria is going to be great again. “

Governor Umahi  thanked President Buhari for doing so much for Ebonyi State and  urged the people to remain grateful and supportive to him.

 “I want to thank Mr President;he has done quite a number of things for Ebonyi people and I don’t want to mention it here so that other states will not start envying us but before my people, I say, we are grateful to Mr President for his grace and support to our state,” he added.
Umahi lauded  the president for granting the state’s request to reconstruct and put a toll gate on  the Abakaliki/Afikpo road, saying, “this is the first of its kind in the whole Nigerian. No other governor across the federation has gotten this favor from Mr President”.
Umahi thanked the Old Afikpo Union(OAU) for  also  honouring the people of Ekumenyi  from Abakaliki block who stood  for equity,fairness and justice during the battle that saw him emerging as the PDP governorship from Ebonyi South. 

The governor vowed to remain committed to the vision and mission of the founding fathers of Ebonyi State by  ensuring equity,unity peace and progress of the state.
Promising to make Abakaliki   one of the best  capital cities in the country,governor Umahi also paid glowing tributes to the PDP leadership in the state headed by Onwe Joseph Onwe for not betraying his political ambition.
The governor, who was conferred with chieftaincy title of  Dikedioranma 1 of Ebonyi South,    promised to give adequate attention to  the construction of all roads in the state, especially in the state capital.