Umahi Names Ebonyi central park after slain Monarch
Places curse on killers
By KENNETH ONYEKWERE, ABAKILIKI
Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi has approved the naming of Ebonyi State Central Park after the slain Traditional Ruler of Umuezekoha Community, Eze Christopher Igboke Ewa to immortalize him.
Umahi stated this during a Town Hall meeting with Izzi Clan, held at the State Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.
Umahi while commending the mammoth crowd of Izzi people that attended the meeting, said the town hall meeting to all Clans and Local Government Areas of the State, ahead of the upcoming Governorship and State Assembly elections, became necessary to remind the people of the need to vote Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru for equity, justice and fairness in the governance of the State.
The Governor noted that his administration has brought peace and unity devoid of kindred dichotomy to Izzi Clan and charged them to maintain the peace and work in unity for the victory of the All Progressives Congress APC in Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections.
He said the naming of Ebonyi Central Park after the slain Traditional Ruler of Umuezekoha, Eze Christopher Igboke Ewa, became necessary to immortalize him for standing on equity in the governance of the State.
Umahi while raining curses on the killers of the slain Traditional Ruler, announced that the entire State would set aside a day to mourn him after the general elections.
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On behalf of the Council Chairmen of Izzi Clan, the Chairman of Abakaliki Local Government Council, Chief Ebere Nwogba, thanked Governor Umahi for standing on his promises of handing over to Izzi man and assured of their total vote for APC at polls.
An elder Statesman of the Clan, Chief Chris Nwankwo, and the Chairman, Council of Izzi Traditional Rulers and Traditional Ruler of Amagu Autonomous Community, Eze Fidelis Nwonumara, while congratulating Governor Umahi on his landslide victory at the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, appreciated him for placing Ebonyi State on the global map and called for total votes for APC at the forthcoming elections.
In their remarks, Professor Emmanuel Echiegu and Chief Goddy Ogbaga appealed to the entire Izzi people to eschew violence during the elections and work hard for the victory of APC at the polls
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