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Umahi’s Ally And Ebonyi Speaker, Nwifuru Declared Gov-Elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Francis Nwifuru as the winner of the March 18 poll in Ebonyi State.

Nwifuru polled 199,131 to defeat Ifeanyi Odii of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 80,191 and the Ben Odo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who got 52,189.

Nwifuru, who is the Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, is an ally of the incumbent governor, Dave Umahi, who will end his eight-year two terms by May 29, 2023 and who won the February 25 election to Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the National Assembly come June.

“Having scored the highest number of valid votes, Francis Nwifuru of the APC is hereby declared winner and returned elected.”

In his acceptance speech, the winner of the Governorship election and Governor-elect, Ebonyi State, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru thanked the people of the State for voting him into office.

“I therefore accept this declaration, this mantle, to serve as the next Governor of Ebonyi State, in the Name of the Father, the son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

What a day we have upon us today. Let me thank God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the Giver and Taker of life, the Maker of Kings, and Giver of power, our Supreme Father, for a marvellous day like this, for crowning our efforts with resounding success.

“This is a thoroughly deserved victory for Ebonyi people, for Continuity and Consolidation on the brilliant works of the present administration. We came on Divine Mandate and together, we shall all work to meet the needs of Ebonyi people, that is why our Manifesto is themed “The People’s Charter of Needs.”

“During our campaigns, we laid before you, my dear people, what will be the essence of our administration and I make proud to say that we will not deter in fulfilling our promises to you.

“My appreciation equally goes to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for a seamless, transparent, free, fair and credible elections. To my beloved wife, Chief Mrs. Mary-Maudline Uzoamaka Nwifuru, my entire family, staff, friends and well-wishers, I say a very big thank you.


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