2019 election, Buhari, Umahi, Ebonyi State
President Buhari addresses a crowd in Ebonyi state (photo: State House)

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has expressed gratitude to the All Progressives Congress (APC) for conceding defeat in the state even before the poll.

A statement by Umahi on Friday claimed that after the APC rally on Wednesday in Abakaliki, it was clear that the opposition party gave him its blessings.

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According to the statement, “It was a galore of celebration and victory dance throughout Ebonyi State on 30th January 2019 immediately after the All Progressives Congress Presidential rally in Abakaliki the State capital of Ebonyi State when it becomes obvious that Apostle Dr Dave Nweze Umahi the indefatigable Governor of Ebonyi State reelection bid received the blessings and approval of all the opposition political parties particularly the APC in Ebonyi State.

“This position becomes imperative after it took much pleas from the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for Senator Sunny Ogbuoji the APC Flag -Bearer in Ebonyi State to be recognized during the APC rally by most of the key political actors of APC in the State and even when he was being introduced it was the shout of UMAHI! UMAHI! UMAHI!!! Ka Anya ga eso (It is Umahi we will follow) that was been chorused by those that attended the rally.

“Even when Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze the APC State Chairman tried in vain to castigate the administration of Engr. Dave Umahi that the administration has not achieved anything for the State both President Muhammadu Buhari and some of the important dignitaries busted into uncontrollably laughter indicating that Pastor Eze has succeeded in making himself a laughing stock.

It added that “These APC chieftains will be wondering how could any sane man utter such a statement that Governor Umahi who was praised few minutes before the commencement of the rally for being the face of good governance in the country that he didn’t achieve anything in the state.

“It is only those from the dark kingdom that could visit Ebonyi without acknowledging the great feats and transformation that the administration of Engr. Umahi has brought to the State.

“Truly, Governor Umahi is an enigma and epitome of what a leader should be and those of us from Ebonyi State thank God for the special gift he gave to us through the coming of his son, Apostle Umahi and no effort or plot to truncate God’s vision for Ebonyi State through him will succeed.”