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Coordinator urges Gov. Elechi to nominate successr

07 October 2014, 17:29

Ebonyi - Chief Magnus Eze, the Coordinator, Okposi Development Centre in Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi, has urged Gov. Martin Elechi to ensure seamless transition in the state by nominating his successor.

Eze, who made the call on Tuesday in Okposi in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the move would ensure that Elechi’s legacies in office are maintained and improved-upon.

He urged the governor to consult widely with a view to reaching consensus on who would succeed him and convene a town hall meeting to announce his successor.

Also read: INEC to distribute voters' cards in Ebonyi

"Such decision is consistent with the principles of democracy; it would douse tension, acrimony and unnecessary rancour and provide opportunity for continuity and consolidation," he said.

The coordinator called on Nigerians to see the security challenges facing the country as part of the `trials’ to attain nationhood, adding that the activities of the Boko Haram sect would soon be surmounted.

He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the 'mature way' he is handling the Boko Haram insurgency and the `expertise’ his administration employed in stemming the Ebola Virus Disease.

"Nigerians should pray for the families of those killed, maimed or displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

"They should also vote for Jonathan to enable him consolidate on his achievements during his first term in office,” he said.

 - NAN


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