Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has pledged to complete the Oferekpe-Agbaja electrification project abandoned since 2005 when it was awarded by the first civilian governor of the state, Dr Sam Egwu, before the end of June 2016.
The governor made the pledge over the weekend during a grand reception organized by the people of Oferekpe-Agbaja community in Izzi local government Area to honour him and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru who is one of their illustrious sons.
Umahi who told the elated crowd that he had directed the Commissioner for Power, Mr Emma Uguru, to ensure that the abandoned electricity project was completed before the end of June 2016; assured them that the two roads projects under construction in the area must be completed on or before January next year.
He thanked the people for their supports and massive votes during 2015 general elections despite that one of their sons contested the governorship position against him, saying that God indeed, made them to understand the signs and times.
The governor assured them when it would be the turn of Izzi to produce the governor of the state, they would certainly bring someone who is liberal, accommodating and someone who will love and bring unity to both Izzi and Ebonyi people at large.
Umahi told the crowd that as part of his campaign promises to them, he had been able to gradually eliminate the intractable kindred dichotomy in Izzi land by ensuring that every kindred was adequately represented in the scheme of things.
He said, “with your support, we will anchor the best leadership in Ebonyi state..I will make you proud. I will do for you what your son who attempted to be governor wouldn’t have dream of doing for you”.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, who is the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Augustine Nwankwegu said the purpose of the grand reception was to celebrate Governor Umahi who he described as uncommon transformer, and to thank him for supporting their son, Francis Nwifuru to be Speaker of state of House of Assembly.
On his part, Nwifuru who thanked his people for honoring him alongside governor Umahi dedicated his success to the governor whom he said was the reason for his success story.
He assured the governor of his continued support as well as the entire people of the community in his effort to transform the state which he said was already evident through the ongoing developmental strides within six month in office.
Over 50 people who defected from the Labour Party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the area were received by Governor Umahi and they disclosed that their reason for joining PDP was to be part of the ongoing transformation in the state which they were largely benefiting from already.

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