Izhi Media Workers Hails Ebonyi Governor-Elect, Pledges Support

From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki Association of Izhi Nnodo Media Workers,AINMW, Thursday congratulated the Ebonyi State Governor-Elect, Rt Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru over his victory at the poll. The Association in a statement issued and signed by the Publicity Secretary, Dr. Boniface Nwankwo described the victory as the manifestation of the will of God. Nwankwo while commending the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship elect assured him of members support and urged him to extend hands of fellowship to those who doubted his capacity. The statement reads: “The Association of Izhi Nnodo Media Workers is pleased to congratulate our brother, Right Honourable Francis Nwifuru on his audacious victory as the Governor-elect of Ebonyi State in the just concluded Guber poll. “Your victory, a very resounding one, is a manifestation of the hand of God in your aspiration. “By the victory, […]

I’ll Be Governor For All~Ebonyi Governor-Elect pledges

From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki Governor-Elect and Speaker Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has pledged to work with leaders of the Labour Party and Action Alliance over their support. Nwifuru in a statement issued by the Press Secretary, Leo Oketa gave the assurance during the congratulatory visit of the leadership of LP and AA at his residence, Abakaliki. The All Progressives Congress, APC winner of March 18 governorship election appreciated the party leadership for their adoption as consensus candidate before the election. According to him: “Your move to adopt me as your Gubernatorial Candidate proved that you have a wider picture of politics. It made me stand strong and weakened my opponents psychologically. Even if you did not vote for me, that singular act of adopting me is enough. “You made an adoption and […]

Guber: Nwifuru’s victory adequately defines Ebonyi charter of equity – PDP Chieftain

By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate for the Ebonyi North West State Constituency, Barrister Obinna Iteshi in the just concluded general elections has felicitated with the Ebonyi Governor-elect, Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru over his landslide victory in the exercise. Barrister Iteshi who had ahead of the March 18 polls dumped his ambition and adopted Nwifuru, described the victory of the APC gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi as the true justification of the charter of equity which has continued to prevail in the apex seat of the state since 1999 till date. Recall that Barrister Iteshi dumped his ambition and his party, PDP to join the APC at his Ekebeligwe Ishieke country home in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State before the march 18 polls. The decision according to him, was part of his contributions […]

Presidency: Withdraw Litigations, Join Hands With Tinubu Governor Umahi Urges Obi, Atiku

By Amauche Agbo Abakaliki Governor David Umahi has urged Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar and others who contested with President-elect, Ahmed Tinubu in the recently concluded elections to embrace peace and join hands to rebuild the nation of Nigeria. Umahi made the call in a Statewide broadcast and Press Conference at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki. The Governor charged them to see Tinubu and Shettima’s victory as the will of God, and admonished them against unnecessary litigations. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmud Yakubu for the invaluable innovations brought into Nigeria’s electoral process. He maintained that the innovations would progressively improve Nigeria’s electioneering process, adding that the paramount concern of every political leader should be nation building after elections. “Let me officially congratulate the President-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola […]

2023 Polls: APC Guber Aspirant Congratulates Ebonyi Governor-Elect, Umahi, Others Over Landslide Victory

Former Governorship Aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections in Ebonyi State, Dr Nnanna Elias Igwe, has congratulated the Governor-Elect and Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Right Honourable Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru on his landslide victory in the March 18, 2023 governorship election in the State. In a congratulatory message personally signed by Dr Igwe and made available to Journalists in Abakaliki, on Wednesday, also congratulated wife of the Governor-elect, Mrs Uzoamaka Nwifuru, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, his wife, Rachel Ogonna Umahi for working very hard to ensure total victory for the APC family in the State. Igwe who is a Consultant Emergency Physician, National Health Service,London, United Kingdom, also congratulated the Deputy Governor-elect, Mrs Patricia Obila, all the APC National and State Assembly members-elect, in […]

Breaking: INEC Declares Nwifuru, APC’s Ebonyi Governorship Elect

From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, Monday declared the winner of the March 18 governorship and State House of Assembly election in Ebonyi state. Declaring the result at the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) State Headquarters in Abakaliki on Monday, the State Residential Electoral Commissioner, Charles Igwe, said Mr Nwifuru scored a total of 199,131 votes cast across the 13 LGAs in the state. His closest contender, Ifeanyi Odii of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), got a total of 80,191 votes to place second and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Bernard Odoh, came third with 52,189 votes. According to him: “I, Professor Charles Igwe, hereby certify that I am the Returning Officer of the governorship election held on 18th March 2023 in Ebonyi State. “That Francis […]

Breaking: Ebonyi PDP Candidate Dumps Party, Endorses Nwifuru

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Candidate for Ebonyi North West State Assembly Constituency in Ebonyi LGA, Barr. Obinna Iteshi on Friday officially dumped his ambition and his party to join APC. Barrister Iteshi made the declaration at his country home, Ekebeligwe Ishieke. He affirmed that he’s abandoning his party and ambition to support his brother and the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate, Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru ,based on the clamour shown by entire Ebonyi people who has agreed he succeeds the incumbent governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi on the ground of equity, fairness, natural justice and above all, competency which is evinced in the Ebonyi State charter of equity. He was officially received and inducted into the APC family, by the Executive Chairman of Ebonyi Local Government Area, Prince Uburu Chinedu. […]

Polls: Ebonyi Police Command Imposes Restriction Order From Friday Midnight

From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki Less than 12-hours to Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Ebonyi State Police Command has ordered the restriction of all forms of unauthorized human and vehicular movements during the day. The Command however, barred every important personalities and politicians from going to their polling units with their security aides. According to statement issued and signed by the commissioner of Police, CP. Faleye E. S. Olaleye and made available to newsmen by the command’s PPRO, SP. Onome Onovwapoyeya explained that the restriction order will be effective from midnight of Friday to 06:00 pm of Saturday, 18th March, 2023. The statement reads: “This step is taken to ensure public order management and the safety of electorates as well as to assist the security agencies with effective policing and to deter miscreants from disrupting the […]

Guber Polls: PDP Group Defends Anyim, Dumps Anyichuks

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP group operating under the auspices of Ivo PDP Caucus, has thrown its weight behind a former President of the Senate, Anyim Pius Anyim, for supporting the governorship candidacy of the All Progressives Congress, Hon Francis Nwifuru, in Ebonyi State. Senator Anyim, had on Wednesday, at his Ishiagu country home, in the Ivo Local Government Area of the state while playing host to Governor Umahi, declared his support for the APC governorship candidate, maintaining that equity and justice must not be trampled upon. He had since come under heavy attacks by supporters of the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Dr Ifeanyi Odii, who described him as a political betrayal and ‘mis-calculator’. The Director of Media and Publicity of Ebonyi PDP Governorship Campaign Council, Chief Abia Onyike, had while reacting to Anyim’s romance with […]

Ebonyi guber: Labour Party adopts Umahi APC’s anointed candidate

Ahead of the Saturday gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Ebonyi State chapter of the Labour Party has endorsed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru. Nwifuru is the anointed candidate of the incumbent governor, Dave Umahi who is expected to leave office in May 2023. In a communique issued by the Ebonyi State Labour Party chairman, Godwin Jioke, the party explained that it does not have any candidate in the governorship race owing to “protracted legal tussles.” The party called on its supporters and all Obidients across the state to come out en masse and vote for the APC candidate on Saturday. It, however, noted that the decision does not in any way translate to collapsing of its structure into the ruling party