MONICA Ada Chidinma Eze, founder and president of David Umahi Nweze Akubaraoha Ebonyi Transformation Agenda, DUNAETA, has described the emergence of Governor David Nweze Umahi as the new chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum as the best New Year gift the forum could give to the people of Ebonyi State. Eze, who is also the technical assistant on Media to Umahi, stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 28, in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
She congratulated Umahi for emerging as the unanimous choice of South East Governors who met on Sunday, February 26, in Enugu. “The unanimous selection of Governor Umahi to lead the South East Governors’ Forum did not come as a surprise considering the organisational acumen of His Excellency, his reputation as peacemaker and the wisdom with which he has governed Ebonyi since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015,” Eze said.
The DUNAETA president described Umahi’s election as a good omen for the people of Ebonyi State. “It is a recognition of the sagacity, prowess of Umahi and acceptable of Ebonyi State into the mainstream of the politics of South East,” she stated.
Eze, who recently underwent a major surgery in a private hospital in Enugu, thanked Umahi for his invaluable support and assistance that enabled her to come out of it alive. “God,” she said, “has a way of rewarding good-hearted people like Governor Umahi. The news of his election is no doubt the greatest tonic that I need to fully and swiftly recover, as I am very eager to return to work and continue to contribute my quota towards the advancement of our dear State, Ebonyi. In this regard, I urge all Ebonyians to join hands with His Excellency to take our dear State to greater heights.”
Besides, she thanked Austin Umahi, vice-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South East National; Rachael Umahi, founder of the Family Succour & Upliftment Foundation Programme and wife of Governor Umahi; Onyeabor Ngene, SA on Special Duties to Governor Umahi among others.
— Feb 28, 2017 @ 14:00 GMT