Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi has boasted that in spite of the challenges the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, might have faced in recent time, it remained the only political party in Nigeria.
He stated this at Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state during a grand reception organised in his honour by Old Afikpo Union at the weekend.
Governor Umahi who told PDP members gathered at the occasion not to lose faith in the party as it remained their party, maintained that PDP remained the party to beat in Nigeria.
He said his cordial relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari should not be mistaken for support for another party as according to him, Mr President remains his only boss as a state governor and that he will continue to support him.
His words: “Let me ask all PDP people not to shake at all. PDP remains the only party in Nigeria; PDP remains our party; PDP remains the party to beat.
“So my relationship with the President should not be mistaken for support for another party. And I will continue to support Mr President because he is my only boss.
“We know what we are passing through as Governors and I want to tell you that Mr President is doing his best to reposition this country. What we are witnessing is global economic meltdown; it is not peculiar to Nigeria and so I ask Nigerians to join hands with Mr President so the we can lift up this nation.
“The fate of our nation is in our hands and I believe strongly that if we prefer Nigeria made goods and if we sit with one another, Nigeria is going to be great again.”
Governor Umahi who thanked President Buhari for doing so much for Ebonyi State urged the people to remain grateful and supportive to him.
According to him, “I want to thank Mr President; he has done quite a number of things for Ebonyi people and I don’t want to mention it here so that other states will not start envying us but before my people, I say, we are grateful to Mr President for his grace and support to our state”.
Governor Umahi promised to give adequate attention in the construction of all roads in the state and thanked Mr President for granting the state’s request to reconstruct and put a toll gate in Abakaliki/Afikpo federal road saying “this is the first of its kind in the whole Nigerian. No other Governor across the federation has gotten this favor from Mr President”.
The occasion witnessed the conferment of Governor Umahi and wife with chieftaincy titles by the people as Dikedioranma 1 of Ebonyi South and Orjiugo 1 of Ebonyi South, respectively.

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