swears in 13
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi Tuesday
swear in the newly elected 13 council Chairmen
in the state.
The Governor during the event at the Ecumenical
Center called on the newly elected Council
Chairmen in the state to deliver democracy
dividends for the people which is the most
reason why they were elected.
He said sharing money meant for the
development of the local governments will not be
their legacies but the projects they were able to
put in place in their various local governments.
He maintained that only E-voting will end the
bloodshed, rigging, and other criminalities in
Nigeria electoral system and ensure rapid
development in the country.
Ebonyi State local government elections took
place last Saturday and the people’s Democratic
party PDP won in all the 13 local government
areas and 171 ward counselors in the State.
Umahi said “there is a context, context of
bringing the money let us share and context of
development. But the truth is that there no
amount of money that is shared that will become
your legacies. It is those projects, it is those
lives you have impacted upon positively that will
count for you today and tomorrow.
“Do not fail to work for the people, when you
work for the people you are working for God and
there is no one that fights you when your heart is
on God that will succeed.
“It is important that whoever that wants to
contest an election is allowed to contest the
election. Nobody is going to beg anybody not to
contest election again in Ebonyi state.
“We are advocating for E-voting both in our party
and to show an example to INEC. I believe that
when E-voting comes to be, every leader will
face the people and we will begin to realize that
power belongs to God and God manifest himself
through the people and that when the process of
healing will begin in our country.
“It is not a question of during election you share
money and you are brought to power, you don’t
come to your constituency until the day of