*From David Uka, Abakaliki*
Ahead of 2019 general elections forum of former councilors in Ebonyi state have adopted Governor David Umahi as their sole candidate for the governorship election in the state.
The group made their position known after their meeting in Abakaliki resolved that their only candidate for the governorship election in the state .
The Chairman of the forum who is also STA on Inter-Party Affairs to Gov Umahi ,Hon.Edwin Okeke said the adoption followed what he described as “wonderful performance of the governor in all sectors of the state”.
He noted that the Forum was not only endorsing the governor but would also spend money ,time and energy to ensure that he is re-elected in 2019.
The Forum in a formal motion moved by the Secretary of the forum ,Hon.Egwu Gabriel and Seconded by Hon.Beatrice Okoroafor ,adopted the governor as an unopposed candidate for the governorship position.
Other members of the forum who spoke during the meeting emphasised that the first and second civilian governors of the state,Dr.Sam Egwu and Chief Martin Elechi spent two tenures of four years each while in office ,stressing that Governor Umahi’s case would not be different.
They commended the Governor for putting the necessary infrastructures in place in all Local government Areas of the state and for restoring peace in all troubled communities across the state.
The forum also adopted former governor of the state ,Dr.Sam O Egwu for reelection as senator representing Ebonyi North in the National Assembly.
The former councilors said the former governor deserved to be reelected as senator for his developmental efforts while in office and for helping governor David Umahi to stabilize the state.