How My Successor Will Emerge -- Gov Umahi Revealed

Governor David Umahi have made a salient revelation on how his possible successor will emerge.

The Governor made the revelation on Sunday at the Christian Ecumenical Center during a special end of the year Christmas party for Government Functionaries and Stakeholders.

Speaking during the end of the year party, Governor Umahi said the State Government had reasons to celebrate giving the mammoth achievements of his administration within the last couple of years.

“Let me first thank the organizers, this is simply beautiful, let me, again and again, emphasize that the organizers have done so well, this is wonderful, let me on-behalf of Ebonyi State Government thank God very much, we have many reasons to celebrate, being grateful is a thing of God.

“Our state is so beautiful, simply beautiful, I was coming back today through Nkwagu, I saw that the road has been constructed, though concreted but also asphalted, I saw the commuters happy, I was excited.

“If you know where we were, songs will be on your lips at all times, they were calling us poor, our people denied their identity but today our brothers from other states are claiming Ebonyi State.”

He thanked leaders and stakeholders of the State for turning up for the Party which he noted has reunited the Stakeholders above political parties’ lines.

“If you allow me, I will continue to thank God, I am so happy to thank leaders of Ebonyi State.”

Governor Umahi announced plans to accelerate further development of the State in 2022 including the successful completion of the ongoing employment and empowerment programmes of the State Government.

“We are not waiting, we are starting from 4th of January, any Local Government whose design is ready, we would start. The employment and empowerment we promised must happen in January, we have offered scholarships to 14 indigenes at the King David University of Medical Sciences Uburu and that would cost us above two hundred million naira.”

He announced that the State Government has submitted a request to National Universities Commission for approval of the two Universities of Aeronautic Engineering and ICT, Science and Technology which would come into existence in the coming year.

The Governor announced the commencement of free vaccination to Ebonyi people against dreadful pandemic starting from Monday, December 20, 2021, and advised the people to take advantage of the opportunity to remain healthy into 2022.

According to Governor Umahi, four Northern Governors, the National Chairman of APC, and Chairman of APC Governors Forum would be in Ebonyi State on December 24, 2021, to feté with Ebonyians during the yuletide.

He appealed to Ebonyians to keep their surroundings clean to avoid fire outbreaks during the festivities.

The Governor also charged Leaders of the State to use the opportunity of the yuletide to show kindness to the people and reconcile with aggrieved persons.

“It is a time to forgive. Pay a surprise visit to that man who doesn’t love you. Ensure every living thing around you celebrate as you celebrate, be a liberator.

“You are killing cow, you are burning generator, make sure that the widow around you celebrates, reconcile with aggrieved persons around you.

“We continue to insist that this Government is not distracted, for me and my office, I will be consulting the Elders Council, the Exco, and of course all Ebonyians, God will anoint a successor.”

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala had earlier thanked the Governor for giving Ebonyians the reason to celebrate with his massive infrastructural transformation in the State.

“Let me first join the good people of Ebonyi State to thank God for a beautiful day like this and to thank His Excellency, the father of *the* modern Ebonyi State for witnessing a very successful year that has been far spent.

“Let me also thank His Excellency the Governor for his efforts in putting in place the massive transformation which we now savour in the State

“Let me thank the Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly,

the Chief Judge, and all stakeholders of Ebonyi State in the development of the State irrespective of the separation of powers, we thank you.

“The successes we savour today is because of the support of you our dear mother, the wife of our dear Governor, mummy we thank you.

“Thank you very much Your Excellency for delivering Ebonyians from the shackles of poverty, I wish all of us a beautiful Christmas and a beautiful 2022.


  1. I need my Christmas gift from you
    Your excellencey
    May your days

  2. Nice one.congratulation your Excellency, Engr. David Umahi may God lead you to select a workaholic governor like you.


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