Chief Arthur Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has called on the people of Ebonyi State, to support massively the re-election of Governor David Umahi, for his outstanding performance.
Eze stated that the performance of the governor in his first term reign in the state, is an indication of more good work to come during his second term in office.
Eze who stated that Umahi has exhibited total commitment to the development of Ebonyi, was a guest of the state government.
“Umahi has been the State Chairman of PDP; he has been the deputy governor and when it was time for him to succeed the former governor, Chief Martin Elechi, I met former President Goodluck Jonathan to allow Umahi to become the governor.
“I told the former president that I don’t know the former Minister for Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, who was Elechi’s preferred candidate.
“I am happy that Gov. Umahi has shown deep commitment for the development of Ebonyi.
“Ebonyi has been transformed overnight and new things have started coming to the state. I want Ebonyi people to vote for David Umahi in 2019.
“He has performed well and we have to appreciate him by supporting his re-election. I am convinced that with his achievements in his first tenure, he will do more in his second term,” he said.
Eze said that the governor had not disappointed him in the provision of infrastructure and qualitative leadership since he assumed office.
He revealed that he supported the emergance of Umahi as governorship candidate in 2015 because he knew he had all it takes to succeed his predecessor, former governor, Elechi.
During the visit, Eze had performed ground-breaking for the construction of an overhead bridge at Abomege junction in Abakaliki and reconstruction and remodelling of Margaret Umahi International Market among others.
In his remarks, Gov. Umahi said that Eze had been instrumental to his achievements since he became the governor through his assistance and advice for the development of the state.
The governor described the business mogul as a “worthy son of Ndigbo’’, and said that he would remain eternally grateful to him because of his generosity to Nigerians.
He prayed God to continue to keep him alive as the philanthropist celebrated his 70th birthday.