Amidst Jubilations, INEC Certifies Speaker As Governor-Elect In Ebonyi

Polycarp Sola-Abakaliki

It was an atmosphere of jubilation in Ebonyi State following the certification of the 4th democratically elected Governor, R.t Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, and his deputy, Mrs. Patricia Obila by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Supporters, friends, and well-wishers came out en mass awaiting the certification of the governor-elect and his deputy, at the INEC office in Abakaliki, while dances and Jubilations trail his victory at the polls.

Nwifuru is the speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC prior to this moment, he’s a northern Ebonyi man of Izzi extraction who hitherto could not produce a governor until now, this has made him a historic figure in State politics.

The governor-elect, a young and energetic man is seen by many as a child of destiny, this is due to his varied experience in life as a common person which is now divinely elevated to the office of the number one citizen of a state.

He’s no doubt exposed to the downtrodden, this perhaps explains why he’s celebrated as a people’s Mandate based on equity, fairness, and justice, coupled with his capacity to deliver the dividends of democracy to all Ebonyi people.

Earlier in his acceptance speech, the governor-elect assured both his supporters and opposition party members that he would run a youthful and all-inclusive Government to accommodate everyone in his bid to take the State to another level.

“I want to thank our teeming youths who came out believing in us and showing capacity towards our winning the election.

“This is a tasking job given to us, and I’m sure that with the support of our people and my deputy governor, we’ll excel and deliver the dividends of democracy to the Ebonyi people.

“We will ensure that we create a medium to relate to our people at all levels, irrespective of our differences, to bring our elders and run an all-inclusive Government for all to benefit“. He said.

Nnanna Nwangele, an APC stalwart Congratulated the Ebonyi people for choosing Nwifuru to be their leader and assuring them that he would not disappoint their expectations.

His manifesto has said it all, we believe in him and his capacity to deliver what he says, we are confident that he would deliver’. Nwangele said.

R.t Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru is the 4th democratically elected Governor of Ebonyi State and his deputy, Mrs. Patricia Obila has pledged to work selflessly towards delivering good governance to Ebonyi people.

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