The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi has described the All Progressives Congress, APC, ward congress in Ebonyi State as very peaceful with a massive turnout.
Governor Umahi made this known while responding to questions asked by journalists during his inspection at the ongoing construction of a 30-span- flyover at Ugwu-Iyere, Afikpo, Ebonyi State.
The Governor further noted that the consensus arrangement was being demonstrated in the field through massive mobilization and voting. “The ongoing congress is very wonderful, very peaceful. The consensus arrangement being demonstrated at the field by way of massive mobilization and election are very impressive.”
The Governor also clarified that the caretaker arrangement by APC is legitimate as against some insinuations that it is illegal. He said: “When that opinion was expressed, I had to go through the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and the constitution of the party.”
” A section of the party constitution empowers the National Executive Committee to set up a caretaker committee and this caretaker committee is to do the job of any of the organs of the party where there is vacancy/vacancies.”
On the ongoing construction of the Iyere 30-span- flyover, the Governor explained that it will be commissioned by December 2021 as it will become the fastest completed project in the state, “we will commission this project by December. It is one of the fastest projects in the history of the state.
“Admittedly, it is quite challenging but with determination, we decided to do this.
“An average of 30 people die on this road every year, so, we are doing this to reduce a slope of 45% to a slope of 7% through a flyover and I hope to save lives and that’s what we are set to do in Ebonyi State.”