2023:Elders Council Endorse Governor David Umahi

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Ebonyi State Council of Elders has presented Governor David Umahi for the contest of President of Nigeria.

The council made up of traditional rulers, elder statesmen, and politicians from different political parties in the state made this known in a press briefing held at the Old Government House, Abakaliki on Monday explained that Umahi is most suited to lead Nigeria as President from 2023.

Engr. Benjamin Okah, Chairman of the Ebonyi State Elders Council explained that “We have deemed it expedient and most important to present His Excellency, Engr. Dr David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE, to the people of Nigeria for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come May 2023. We make this statement confidently bearing in mind his track record, his belief in the oneness of Nigeria, his detribalized disposition on national issues”.

The Chairman, thanked by other members of the council said that Umahi’s monumental achievements in areas, agriculture, education, commerce and industry, infrastructure, education and human capital development stand his tallest in consideration of the President of Nigeria in the next dispensation.

” In consideration of the above and also the popular clamour for a president of South East Extraction, we therefore call
on Nigerians in different walks of life to come out in solidarity to give support to this project, to support a man of impeccable character with the zeal to develop our dear country to compete with any other nations”.

“The Ebony State Council of Elders therefore will start consultations with other states, leaders and other stakeholders to realize this project. Ebony State truly has a good and qualified person in Governor David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FATE for President and Nigerians will never regret having him.

He added, “Following and realizing that the level of allocation from FAAC to Ebony State is very low when compared with the enormous infrastructural development in the State, we the members of the Ebony State Council of Elders decided to have on the spot assessment of some landmark projects in the State by embarking on visitation of State projects.

“On the first day (of our tour of projects by Gov. Umahi) we were at the International Airport under construction. On
arrival, we were greeted with unexplainable and monumental structures on the site. One of the things that struck us was the runway made of reinforced concrete not seen in any part of this country and of international standard.

For instance, the runway has a thickness of 0.35m, a width of 75m, and a length of 3.1km or 3,100m. Also, the local and the international aprons are bearing a thickness of 0.3m, and each covers a total of 50,000sqm”.

“Another structure in the Airport that made us speechless was the terminal building. The terminal building that is near completion is so massive and when completed will be a sight to behold by any local or international traveller or

“Other facilities already in place are the Gatehouse 99.9% completed, the Immigration Office over 90% completed, the Fire Bay over 90% completed, the Central Tower 50% completed, Police Post over 90% completed and the Presidential Lodge at 85% completed.

“The members of the Elders Council noted that with Eboni State fast turning into another economic hub, the viability of the airport is assured”.

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