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The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said he will take Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone by force at the forthcoming 2023 general elections in the state, noting that he will go to the National Assembly to fight for the people of Ebonyi.
According to a statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Chooks Okoh, Umahi said this at his country home in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, on Wednesday while addressing his supporters.
He said, ‘I am going to the centre to fight for the welfare of Ebonyi people; employment, infrastructure. I am going to fight for the empowerment of the Ebonyi people. We will take it by force.’
The statement further quoted Umahi as saying he has acquired both capacity and experience to represent not only Ebonyi South, but also the entire state and Ndi Igbo in general.
Meanwhile, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), yesterday, came hard on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State over political intrigues playing out in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying he killed Igbo presidency ahead of 2023 general elections.
Wike and his aggrieved G-5 governors are currently out of the country where they are expected to take their final stance on the candidate to support for the country’s top political position.
A statement by the National President of the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Okwu Nnabuike, described Wike’s movement as one driven by selfish interest.
He stressed that the G-5 governors are likely to choose between Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), having fallen out of favour with their party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.