Ebonyi: 26 gov candidates step down for Gov Umahi of PDP

David Umahi, Governor, Ebonyi State

By Oginyi Ruth


A head of the Saturday march 9th Governorship election, 26 out of 34 governorship candidates in Ebonyi state have stepped down for Governor David Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.


This took place at the Exco chambers Government House, Abakaliki on Tuesday march 5th, 2019.


Chief Ogbonnaya Okorie while precenting their communiqué, on behalf of others, said their decision was to allow continuity and consolidate on the  developmental projects in the state.


WARRI TODAY reports that over 12 candidates for state House of Assembly from other political parties also stepped down for the PDP candidates in the state.


Hon Amechi Odah and Nwanewor Mathew stepped down from APC in the state, While more are been expected from the All progressive congress to also step down before Saturday.


The defectors urged all their supporters to vote for the PDP candidates on march 9th election for more dividends of Democracy.

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They  explain that all the candidates that stepped down for the PDP governorship candidate have resolved  not go to court even after the election.


Responding, Umahi, who is seeking for his second term in office as governor, thanked defectors from the various political parties for stepping down for him, pointing that by their support, march 9th Governorship and state Assembly election is a concluded matter.


He thanked the gubernatorial and the state Assembly candidates for their support and urged them to ensure that their supporters cast their votes for the People’s Democratic party on the election day as the ruling party in the state is not interested in number but  expecting 97% of votes  and turn out of  1. 2 Million people  on the election day.


Governor Umahi commended the IPAC chairman Mrs Jennifer Adebe Nwafor for leading them and task her to work harder and bring the remaining aspirants to PDP in the state.

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