Muslims in Ebonyi State through the Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board has declared total and undiluted support for Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for his 2023 presidential ambition.
The chairman of the group Abbas Egwu, declared his support when he led a delegation on an Eid Al-Fitr homage to Umahi.
He and his Muslim compatriots attested to the good antecedence of the governor in trying to tackle insecurity and other pressing issues affecting the people of Ebonyi.
They Said: “We pass a vote of confidence in the governor and urge him to make himself available for national service in 2023.
“People wonder why Muslims are fond of the governor, and the reason is that he has treated us well, making us feel accepted in the state.”
Egwu stated that Muslims in the state had resolved to provide security information or reports to the governor and relevant security agencies.
“We will provide such information whenever events or moves that might pose as threats or breaches to security are noticed.
“We will also stop anyone or group attempting to destroy public infrastructure in the state.”
The governor was represented by the deputy governor, Kelechi Igwe who received the delegation, and urged Muslims to abide by the resolution to ensure adequate security in the state.
“The resolutions are far-reaching, and the commissioner for information and state orientation should ensure that they receive wide publicity. Resolving to volunteer information in ensuring security in the state is cheering because information is power.
“Relevant authorities in the country could have been nipping the security challenges in the bud if they received information before such occurrence,” he said.