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Ebonyi politicians in rare show of unity

28 December 2015, 09:42Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - A visit by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, to Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, at the latter’s country home in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area (LGA), has ended speculation of animosity between the two politicians.

Neither Onu nor Umahi, who both hail from Uburu, spoke to the press after the recent visit, which was seen by a large gathering at the Umahi compound.

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ohaozara LGA, Justice Ogbonna, described the visit as a sign of peace and unity in the Uburu community.

The governor belongs to the People’s Democratic Party while Onu, a former governor of the old Abia State, is a member of the All Progressives Congress, which has fuelled reports of animosity.

“The visit has put to rest the peoples’ insinuation that Dr Onu and our governor are not enjoying good relationship, forgetting that both of them come from the same community,” the council chairman said.

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He described Umahi as “a special gift” to the people of Ebonyi State.

“He has within a short time of his administration recorded many achievements,” said Ogbonna.

Meanwhile, other officials that paid Christmas homage to the governor include the State Commissioner of Police, Peace Abdallah, a delegation from the Ezza South LGA, Association of Persons with Disabilities and Abakaliki Main Market Traders Association.

Addressing the people of Ezza South, Umahi described the community as a major force behind his success at the April governorship election.

He saluted the courage displayed by them during the electioneering period even in the face of alleged intimidation.

The member representing Ikwo/ Ezza Federal Constituency, Lazarus Ogbee, assured Umahi of the continued support of the people of Ezza.

“The National Assembly would remain focused in 2016 to make good laws that will improve the lives of every Nigerian,” Ogbee added.

- CAJ News


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