The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari for a hitch-free primary elections by the party in Ebonyi and other parts of the country.
A statement in Abakaliki by the State Chairman, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, also lauded Gov. David Umahi for ensuring fairness and transparency during the recently contacted APC primary election in Ebonyi State.Okoro-Emegha also congratulated the Ebonyi State of APC Governorship candidate Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, the three senatorial candidates, six house of representatives and twenty four state house of assembly candidates.
The statement reads: “Consequent upon the successful completion of the primaries, the All Progressives Congress APC, Ebonyi State chapter, writes to profoundly felicitate with our indefatigable leader cum President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR for his fatherly role that midwifed a violence free exercise all over the country.
“Unlike the catastrophy that usually characterised party primaries in the past, your Excellency, you have truly instilled discipline and brotherliness among Nigerians because even other political parties organised theirs with minimal turbulence.
“The Ebonyi State chapter of the APC wishes also to eulogize the incorruptibility and intelligence displayed by the National Working Committee of our party by drafting credible men and women who were members of the various committees that conducted the primaries in the state without an iota of confusion. “Your comportment and the outcome of the exercise have shown that APC is a political party to beat come 2023 general elections.
“To our amiable state Governor and reliable son of Mr President, His Excellency, Chief David Umahi for standing on the path of equity, Justice and fairness in the best interest of Ebonyi people during the primaries, the party is indebted to you.“As a consummate leader endowed with unassuming wisdom, your Excellency, you provided a level playing field for all the aspirants to test their popularity.
This stand of yours has further strengthened the party’s unity and progress.“Same measure of gratitude goes to other stakeholders such as other party leaders, delegates, security agencies, INEC officials and the media for your diverse roles before, during and after the primaries in the state.“It also gratifying to appreciate all the aspirants and equally congratulate our worthy candidates who emerged victoriously through the most credible and violent free primaries in the state.
“Congratulations once again to the Ebonyi State APC Governorship candidate Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, 3 Senatorial, 6 house of representatives and 24 state house of Assembly candidates”, he said.Newsmen however recalled that the Ebonyi state governorhip primary election produced two governorhip candidates from the parallel congresses held in the state.
Chief Elias Mbam emerged as gubernatorial candidate from the gubernatorial primary election at another venue even as Nwifuru emerged winner in another guber primary held and monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other relevant authorities