Politics Ebonyi PDP Adopts Governor Umahi As Sole Candidate For 2019 Election



The Ebonyi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has adopted Governor David Umahi as its sole candidate for the governorship poll with over two years still left before the 2019 general election.

The state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Onyekachi Nwebonyi, announced this on Tuesday when he led the State Working Committee of the party to pay Christmas homage to Umahi in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area.

Nwebonyi said they were in Uburu to felicitate with and thank Umahi for his achievements within a short period of time.


He pledged their total support and loyalty to Umahi, whom he said was the best in the country.

“On behalf of the state EXCO of our great party, we hereby adopt you as our sole candidate for governorship position come 2019,” the party chairman said in a statement on Wednesday by the governor’s spokesman, Emma Anya.

Nwebonyi thanked Umahi for increasing the monthly stipend of party executives and those at the ward level.

In his response, the governor thanked the PDP SWC, but charged them to work assiduously by holding party meetings even in the local and ward levels to enlighten people on the activities of government.