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By Sunday Agbo, Abakaliki

The National Chairman of the leading opposition People’s , PDP in Nigeria, Prince Uche Secondus, weekend told the people of the south east that they were being marginal­ised by President Muhammadu Buhari All Progressive Congress, APC-led government.

The party helmsman, who stated this during a mega rally held by Ebonyi south develop­ment public officers forum to re-affairm support for the sec­ond term bid of Governor David Umahi at government secondary school field Afikpo North local government area, said the APC government is known for deceit, lies and nepotism.

According to him, the People’s , PDP had ac­quired leadership knowledge for twenty years. He recalled that when PDP held sway, it appoint­ed persons from the opposition parties into positions of trust. He commended the develop­mental strides of Governor Uma­hi and other states governors of Taraba, Delta, Akwaibom, Ekiti, Enugu including other of PDP controlled states’ governors.

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”Today, we are not here to talk , but to welcome your gov­ernor to Ebonyi South to what God is using him to do for . The fact speaks for itself. We must tell ourselves the truth, and the truth is that Ebonyi State was not like this before 2015.

“God has given you another ilus­trous son. We cannot be deceived. The best party for Ndigbo is PDP. We have been meted with deceit and lies and nepotism. Our people have been marginalised. We will continue to preach the gospel until our people are liberated.

PDP will restore the dignity of Ndigbo and the rest of the minori­ties. PDP ruled for 16 years and it ran an all inclusive government . It is in PDP platform that you can find true . We have got­ten 20 years of experience. If you go Taraba, Delta, Akwaibom, Ekiti, Enugu and all the PDP controlled states are working.

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“I believe by the special grace of God, your Governor who is per­forming will perform more. He is a man who is judicious and prudent. You cannot have a better choice than David Umahi.

There will be no imposition; this is a brand party. We are ready to regain grounds at all level of governance. We will win.

Governor Umahi commended Secondus for repositioning the party, saying he had never seen such rally in Ebonyi south.

”Thank you for returning the power to the grassroots, for unit­ing the party in peace. I want to tell you that Ebonyi State is to­tally for PDP. I have never seen a rally like this. I want to thank you very much, it is very organised. For the fiiirst the south is coming together like this.

Earlier in his remark, Chairman of the occasion, Chief Farncis Orji commended Umahi for de­veloping all facets of the states. “Today’s occasion is the man­ifestation of the dreams of the founding fathers of Ebonyi State and Ebonyi state in general.We have over the years suffered un­mitigated backwardness social­ly, economically, educationally, infrastyructrally and politically. Within an unequalled short peri­od of service to humanity by the present administration led by His Excellency, Engr. David Nweze Umahi the story has pleasantly changed for better.

“There is no other way we can show appreciation to the man who has brought us out of the woods to the land of our hope and dream other than gathering as we have done collectively as­sure him that we are for him and with him in his quest to make Ebonyi the number one state in the country”, he stated.

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President , Ebonyi South De­velopment Public Officers Forum, Deputy Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly,Rt. Hon. Oba­si Odefa Obasi, who thanked the people of Ebonyi north and central for their support to a governor from , assured that the gover­nor was piosed to doing more in his second tenure. “We have come togther as a people from Ebonyi south. A people who ordinary has no hope. We have come to say thank you. We the people of south are delighted that you have not been found wanting.

“I want to thak the people of the south to believe in David Umahi as a southerner who has brought so much development in the state. What you have ssen now is just a small shoow of force. The people are telling you to concentrate your campaign in the North and central. We do not want you to spend money here. We have the money to spend. We rassure you that this governor canot let you down. Cheque of ten million and two brand buses have been donated for campaign”, he concluded.

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