Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi on Wednesday tasked the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Musa Kwankwaso to unite with other presidential candidates of other political parties to rescue the country.
Umahi made this known while addressing Kwankwaso and his teeming supporters who paid a courtesy visit to the Sani Abacha Presidential lodge, Old Government House, Abakaliki.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe applauded Kwankwaso for visiting Ebonyi State ahead of the general elections.
According to him: “You are a man whose passion for Nigeria can never be diluted. You carry the burden of Nigeria on your shoulders. Your coming to Ebonyi is not strange. You are here to harvest from the stream of waters, your mission is not a misplaced one. Your mission is a dream and desire of every Nigerian who means and feels well for Nigeria. For those of us who are in Ebonyi State, David Umahi is a friend of all men of goodwill that desire good things for Nigeria.”
He assured the NNPP presidential candidate of maximum protection and security while in Ebonyi State.
“The governor and myself including all commissioners are APC stalwarts and we uphold that principle firmly. But we owe you the duty of praying for you, and the prayer is that the will of God shall prevail in Nigeria,” said Igwe.
He further stated: “The days are gone when people will say, it is their business. Nigeria’s project should be everybody’s business, whether you are in APC, NNPP, LP, or PDP. What is important is that men of goodwill, character and conscience, who desire Nigeria to continue to excel should come together.”
He concluded by urging NNPP supporters in the state to eschew all forms of violence as they go about their campaigns, especially as the 2023 general election approaches.
Reacting, Kwankwaso disclosed that he was in Ebonyi to commission the party’s campaign office located at the New Market Road, Abakaliki.
He applauded the governor for the developmental stride already witnessed in the state and urged him to give NNPP gubernatorial candidate in the state, Prophet Chris Adol-Awam an enabling environment to operate.