ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been conferred with a traditional title by the Ebonyi State Traditional Rulers Council.
Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State was given the title of ‘Dike Di Ora Nma’ which means ‘Hero that is loved by the people.’
This was revealed by Chooks Oko, an aide to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on his verified Facebook page
The conferment took place during a town hall meeting on Thursday in the state.
Voiceofnaija.ng reported that the APC presidential candidate arrived Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, to inaugurate road and the new government house in the state.
Tinubu was received by Umahi, members of the State Executive Council (Exco), state and national legislators from the state, traditional rulers, stakeholders of the party, and a huge crowd of party faithful and supporters.
The former Lagos State Governor, immediately inaugurated the new Government House and the dualised road built by the Umahi administration.
Tinubu commended Umahi for his achievements, despite the lean resources of the state.
He said the people of Ebonyi are known for their determination, courage and independence of mind which enable them to achieve great feats wherever they find themselves.
He said: “Umahi is an accomplished leader who has built others. He has done well. It is a joy to be here to witness progress and development.
“I know Ebonyi for their determination, courage and independence of mind to do good things and I have seen many signs of the developmental strides of this administration as I was coming in.”