Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Christmas day, paid a surprise visit to Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi at his country home in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state.
The two political leaders did not speak to the press after the visit which took place at governor Umahi’s compound.
The visit was seen by political observers and a large gathering at Umahi’s compound as ending a seemingly political animosity between the two Uburu-born politicians.
The governor belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP while Onu, a former governor of the old Abia State, is a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ohaozara LGA, Justice Ogbonna, described the visit as a sign of peace and unity in Uburu community.
“The visit has put to rest the 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.
He described governor Umahi as a special gift to the people of Ebonyi State who has within a short time of his administration recorded much achievements.
Others that paid Christmas homage to the governor were the state Commissioner of Police, Peace Abdallah, a delegation from the Ezza South LGA , Association of Persons with Disabilities, Abakaliki; Main Market Traders Association and Governor Umahi’s 1976 classmates in Uburu.
Addressing the people of Ezza South, Engr. Umahi described the Ezza nation as a major force behind his success at the April governorship election.
He saluted the courage displayed by them during the electioneering period even in the face of intimidation.
Explaining that the appointment of many Ezza people into his cabinet is a reward for their strong support and commitment, he promised to energize Onueke in the first quarter of next year in the ongoing rural electrification in the state.

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