January 19, (THEWILL) – The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has flagged off his campaign rally, promising to bring innovations in the state civil service, education, health, agriculture, infrastructure and other sectors, as strong foundation laid by his predecessor.
Nwifuru disclosed this on Wednesday, while unveiling his manifesto, tagged: “Consolidation and Continuity”, at the APC state campaign flag-off that was held at Iboko in Izzi Local Government Area Headquarters.
Nwifuru, while addressing the mammoth crowd, explained that his administration would encourage entrepreneurial education through the introduction of local dialects in schools curriculum for the teaching and learning of science and technology.
Describing himself as a child of destiny, he attributed his achievement so far to God’s grace and promised to govern the state with honesty, integrity, and dedication, if elected.
“I am a destiny child, who rose from grass to grace.
“I will govern with my core value of honesty and integrity, touching on education, health, agriculture and entrepreneurial sector.
“I will introduce our dear dialect in the curriculum of our school in teaching of science and technology.”
Speaking, Governor David Umahi, solicited support for the party’s presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, and the governorship candidate, Francis Nwifuru, and others under the party, noting that Ebonyi State would be better off with an APC government at all levels.
He cautioned Ebonyi people against supporting any governorship candidate from Ebonyi South Senatorial District, insisting that equity demands that Ebonyi North, precisely Izzi clan, should produce the next state governor.
Umahi maintained that Nwifuru has been tested and trusted over a period of 16 years to diligently continue and consolidate on the achievements made so far in the State.
He assured that Ebonyi State would see better days with Nwifuru, adding: “starting from now to end of my tenure, it will be empowerment every month.”
In a separate speech, the state chairman of APC, Stanley Okoro Emegha and the Director General of the Divine Mandate Campaign Organisation, Austin Umahi, said the party was delighted with its choice of governorship candidate as endorsed by Governor Umahi.
“As a party, we are very proud to be part of the transformation going on in the state, and we are happy as a party on the person given to us to succeed the governor.
“We are very pleased with your choice, and we will continue to work together for the overall good of Ebonyi State”, he stated.