Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has commended former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim for endorsing the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.
Naija News reported that Anyim at a town hall meeting on Wednesday named Nwifuru as his preferred candidate for Saturday’s gubernatorial and state assembly elections.
Speaking at the meeting held in his country home, Amagu Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of the state, Anyim said he believes in equity, fairness, justice, and zoning.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftian said his decision is based on the zoning arrangement in the state, stressing that it is the turn of Ebonyi North senatorial zone to produce the governor.
He had said, “I believe in zoning, I believe in power rotation. It is the turn of Ebonyi North and it is the candidate of APC.”
Reacting to the endorsement, Umahi urged the people to join the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation in supporting the candidate of the APC for the sake of equity, fairness and unity of Ebonyi State.
He said that with the support of Anyim and other leaders of the opposition parties, the APC is sure of victory and will give the people the opportunity to negotiate for dividends of democracy during the next administration.
Umahi said the administration of Nwifuru will ensure that all the infrastructure development put in place by his administration will be sustained and urged the people to vote APC in all the elections.