From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki
Director General of Divine Mandate Campaign Council, the campaign platform of the APC in Ebonyi State for the 2023 general elections, Chief Austin Umahi, yesterday reinterated that the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Francis Nwifuru, holds the people of Ezza clan in high esteem, being aware of the clan’s strategic stake in the politics of the state.
He explained that the statement of Mr Nwifuru during the party’s rally in Ezza South recently, which he said was deliberately twisted by opposition elements to pitch the candidate against the clan.
The DG who stated this while briefing journalists at the Party’s campaign office in Abakaliki, said Nwifuru was only appealing to the clan not to waste their votes on opposition candidates who had no chance of victory.
He assured them that the APC government of Nwifuru will take good care of Ezza clan when it assumes office on May 29th, 2023.
He, however, expressed joy that the so-called opposition elements spreading the false report only exist on the social media.
Umahi noted that the APC governorship candidate was overwhelmingly chosen by the people due to his vast experience in governance and urged the general public to ignore the false narrative coming from opposition elements in the state.
He said “the APC guber candidate only advised the fathers of Unwuekumenyi, the Ezza Nation, to please invest in this venture because there are dividends in the investment.
“People play politics with everything, and i want to say, he couldn’t have meant otherwise because he is a seasoned politician.
“You cannot play with Ezza Nation in the political equation of Ebonyi State, you cannot play with them but our joy is that this so-called opposition, only exist on the facebook”
Umahi alleged that the opposition elements had resorted to the destruction of billboards and posters of the APC just to push the party and it’s Campaign Council to provocation.
He however said despite the provocation, the Divine Mandate Campaign Council would remain courageous while operating in tune with global best practices.
“They are destroying our billboards and posters, but that has to Stop, we are warning it must stop, otherwise they would be pushing us to the wall. We are working assiduously hard, we are convinced, we know and believe very well that God is the one who blesses the one who diligently works his way, and we are convinced that there is no other party.
“We have decided to be mature and let them count themselves lucky that we have a God-fearing Governor, a man that believes that no contest is worth the spilling of blood. They are trying to provoke us into crises but we have said no, we can not do their bidding,” he added
The Campaign Council Director General further expressed confidence that the APC would secure victory at all levels during the general elections despite the antics of the opposition political parties in the state.