Anyim Pius Anyim has said the re-election of incumbent governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi is as certain as the coming of dawn.

The erstwhile Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) argued that Ebonyi north and central zones have taken their eight-year slots respectively, and Umahi must complete his eight years as governor.

Anyim, during a solidarity rally organized for Umahi by Ishiagu people of Ivo local government area of the state, said the governor’s ‎re-election in 2019 is guaranteed.

“I want to say that when you go to other places, they will ‎receive you with a rally but when you come to your home, Ivo they will ‎only celebrate you. I want to say and say very clearly that the event ‎of today is not necessarily preparatory to 2019 because for us, your ‎2019 is guaranteed.

“Your Excellency, you know how we do it. When we lead others will ‎follow, so we want to assure you today that for 2019 Ivo will lead ‎and we are sure others will follow. So, for us that is really not an ‎issue.

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“Today, we are pleased to have you at home to celebrate you, to ‎celebrate your achievements and celebrate your government. Your ‎becoming governor of Ebonyi state is remarkable in many areas. The ‎most important thing is that you are the first Ebonyi state to come from ‎Afikpo zone.

“So, certainly you are our own and I want to say that I have always ‎said the people who have governed before you, they governed for eight ‎years. Ebonyi North governed for eight years, Ebonyi central eight years, ‎Ebonyi south where you come from will govern for eight years.

“We have ‎something to show for your four years and because of that, we can proudly say that your next four years is ‎a matter of life.”

Umahi, while speaking at the event, described Anyim as a true father. He noted that opposition in the state through rumour mongers wanted to sow seeds of discord between him and Anyim through their propaganda and speculations.

“Sir, there is a secret I never told you sir. Our enemies ‎got so frustrated that they thought they will distracts us. They ‎started by first saying that there was accord between me and Senator ‎Pius Anyim, that I will do four years and I will move out and he will ‎do the remaining four years.

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