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
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ohaozara LGA, Justice
Ogbonna, described the visit as a sign of peace and unity in the Uburu
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
“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
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
- CAJ News