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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a presidential support group for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu identified as the Patriotic Movement for Asiwaju 2023 (PMA), has declared their total support for the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, for his senatorial ambition.
The group pointed out that the infractions which were recently caused in the party in the state by the former aspirant, Mrs. Ann Agom Eze, were unfortunate, anti-party, and diversionary.
In a statement issued by the Acting South East Zonal Coordinator and Ebonyi State Coordinator, Mr. Darlington Okpoto, the group identified that Umahi, has performed creditably as governor and would represent the zone well in the National Assembly.
He added that Umahi would be influential in the South-east to garner support and votes for the presidential candidate of the APC.
‘We have reviewed the political situation in Ebonyi State, especially, as it concerns the contentious Senatorial ticket of Ebonyi South, where the Governor, David Umahi, won during the rescheduled primary after the voluntary withdrawal of the former winner, Austin Umahi and the Second runner, Mrs Ann Agom Eze.
‘Ordinarily, the litigation and media trials of the case are needless because a vacuum had been credited before Governor Umahi won the ticket. We, therefore, appeal to Mrs. Agom Eze to sheath her sword and allow peace reign so that APC will be focused on the task of winning the 2023 general election.
‘It is also unfortunate that members of the opposition party have cashed into the imbroglio to create tension and distract our party ahead of 2023 general election. PMA is highly committed to ensuring that Asiwaju Tinubu gets the highest votes in the South East,’ Okpoto said.
Meanwhile, in lieu of his recent comments about education, the Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-cultural in Diaspora (AEISCID) has come out to openly berate the state governor, Dave Umahi over a comment which had been attributed to him where he had allegedly quipped that ‘university education is not for everybody and that is the truth’.