ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has called on people of the South-East to support the incoming Presidency of Bola Tinubu with a view of integrating the region into the nation’s political mainstream.
Umahi stated this ahead of the 29 May inauguration.
The Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Umahi made the call during a Thanksgiving/dedication of Certificates of Return service for all persons elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State.
Umahi appealed to those who had different interest in the just concluded elections to put behind them the outcome and embrace the will of God in the affairs of the country.
The Governor said: “The Southeast people, the elections have come and gone, if it has pleased God that the President-elect will not be, he wouldn’t have given him victory but He has given him victory, so I tell our people, it is time to begin to do things to respect God.
“It is time for the Igbo to support the government in power, it is time for the Igbo to stop attacking government in power.”
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He also called on all to close ranks with the incoming administration at the centre in order to rebuild the Nation for peace and economic stability.
“The elections have come and gone, it is time to rebuild our Nation. Before the election I told you that Tinubu will win and now he has won, whom God has given victory, no man can stop,” he said.
While appreciating God for the grace of the mammoth accomplishments of his administration in the state, Umahi thanked Ebonyians for their support to his administration.
Governor Umahi said: “Every Leader comes with his own God’s anointing, my attitude this afternoon is the attitude of David in the Bible, the attitude of Thanksgiving.
“I remain eternally grateful to God for what he has done for us in Ebonyi, where do we start, we came on a Divine Mandate and nobody gave us a chance.
“We express gratitude to God and we express gratitude to man, so thank everybody that God used.
“When I stood on equity, justice and fairness, I made enemies, but the enemies are the enemies I am happy I made but God is the God of equity, justice and fairness.
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“The Office of the Governor is very challenging, it has always been very challenging, we had two recessions, we have the COVID and people that wanted to destroy our society, the #ENDSARS, but we survived all these, so we have to be grateful to God.
“It is an opportunity to thank my wife so much and so we are going to be uniting again as husband and wife because there will not be any project to supervise, she has endured me so much.
“I thank Mr. Speaker very well, for the past eight years, he has collected so many bullets for me.”