The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently in a big shock ahead of the 2019 general elections in the state following the defection on Saturday of the immediate past chairman of Ohaukwu local government area, Dr. Mrs.Chinyere Elom from its fold to the ruling People’s Democratic Party( PDP).
Dr. Elom who decamped with her over 6000 thousand supporters at Nshingbo ward 1, said her reason for returning to her former party was that she was impressed with the sterling performances of the incumbent governor, David Nweze Umahi.
She noted that her people have benefited immensely from Governor David Umahi’s people- oriented leadership in terms of physical infrastructures ,human empowerment and political appointments.
She added she was not looking for any political position and called on her people of Ekwashi to be united for the PDP ahead of 2019.
Meanwhile ,the people of the southern senatorial zone of the state will on March 17th , 2018 adopt governor David Umahi for second term in office come 2019.
The President of Ebonyi South Development Political Office Holders Forum and Deputy Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon.Obasi Odefa Obasi,disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday during the forum’s February meeting held at Osborn Lapalm Hotel,Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Are of the state.
Obasi said that the five council areas and 57 council wards of the zone will converge at the Government Secondary School,Afikpo to honour the Governor and his wife for their comprehensive and statewide developmental strides which he said have turned the state into a modern state in the country in less than three years in office.
The lawmaker further stated that over 15000 people will be attending the mega rally which he said would be such a kind as never witnessed before in the entire political history of the state.
Speaking also, the Secretary of the forum who is also the state Auditor -General for Local Government, Barr.George Ukpai ,added that the forum would use the occasion to commend the Governor for the appointment of numerous sons and daughters of the zone into positions of power.