Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr David Umahi has pledged to provide a level playing ground for all political actors in the State.
Umahi gave the assurance at a prayer summit organized for all political party flag bearers in the State by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
His special assistant on media and strategy Mr. Chooks Oko, disclosed in a press statement while commending the leadership of CAN for organizing the prayer summit as it would go along way to ensure a hitch-free election in Ebonyi come 2023.
“Governor David Nweze Umahi has pledged his administration’s preparedness to provide level playing ground for all Political Parties to canvass for votes ahead of 2023 General elections in the State.
“Governor Umahi made the call in a prayer summit organized for all Political Party Flagbearers in Ebonyi State by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi State Chapter held at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, Onuebonyi, Thursday.
“Governor Umahi represented by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala thanked CAN for organizing the event which he said would go a long way is ensuring hitch-free election in 2023.
“Governor Umahi while appreciating the Flagbearers of Political Parties for participating in the exercise, admonished them to play the game of politics with sense of brotherliness to avoid overheating the polity.
“On-behalf of the Governor of Ebonyi State till 2023, Engineer Chief David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE, I want to welcome all of us to this important event.
“I want to thank our Fathers in the Lord, the CAN for organizing this event, I want to thank all our Flagbearers for attending, your conducts are encouraging.
“I want to remind you that we have no other State we can call our own, except Ebonyi so we have to work very hard to protect it.
“We assure you as Government that we will provide a level playing ground for you all to conduct your activities.”
In his lecture, Archbishop Newlife Ede of Methodist Church urged Nigerian Electorates to look beyond Political Party loyalty in their choice of Candidates in 2023 General elections.
He charged Christian Politicians to approach the forthcoming elections with diligence in order not to truncate the faith of Christianity by their choices.
“My people, there is fire on the mountain, may we rise, there is evil everywhere, if you don’t wake up before we close our eyes and open it, we are already strangers in our land.”
Earlier, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, South East Zone, Reverend Father Abraham Nwali while lecturing on the topic “the importance of peace and security in the electioneering process” charged the Candidates and all Political actors to be peaceful in their approach to the elections to avoid threatening the peace of the State and Country.
The theme of the summit was “Peaceful and smooth General Elections 2023”.
Special prayers were said for the Flagbearers, for a peaceful election and transition in 2023.