The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Thursday pledged the sum of N5 million as support to his main challenger in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Sonni Ogbuoji.
Umahi said the donation was to enable Ogbuoji and his running mate in the March 2 governorship election to change their posters and billboards across the state with good ones.
The governor, who subsequently ordered his Chief of Staff, Offor Okorie, to release the money immediately to the APC guber candidate, said he was compelled to make the donation because the campaign posters of the APC governorship hopeful and his running mate were not good enough.
He, however, warned his supporters not to tear or deface the campaign posters of the opposition parties in the state.
Umahi said these in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state while addressing a crowd of his supporters during a campaign rally held in the premises of the council headquarters.
“I want to donate N5 million to assist them to change their pictures. For the sake of the image of Ebonyi State, let them change those posters and billboards. People will think that is how Ebonyi people look like. I want the Chief of Staff to release the money immediately to them,” he said.
“We ask our people not to tear the posters of any other political party. PDP is on the ground. If you meet them don’t tear their posters.”
Umahi, however, said that he was happy that his administration restored peace in the war-torn Ezza/Ezzilo communities, an inter-communal war which claimed several lives and properties.