Traditional rulers in Ebonyi State on Wednesday kicked against any individual opposing Governor David Umahi’s 2023 senatorial ambition, declaring that such persons or candidates may not see the next Christmas.
Chief Charles Mkpuma, the Chairman of South-East Traditional Rulers Council, made the pronouncement on Wednesday.
Mkpuma spoke in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government area of Ebonyi State during the official inauguration of Umahi’s senatorial campaign activities for the 2023 elections.
Umahi is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ebonyi South Senatorial District.
Mkpuma, also Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council in the state, said curse would be on anyone who would rise to oppose Umahi’s senatorial mission.
He commended the Governor’s achievements in the state, noting that he has done Ebonyi State people proud.
“We are fully in support of you, Governor. Anybody in any way moves against our support may not see the next Christmas,” Mkpuma said.
Umahi, while addressing supporters, boasted that he has the capacity and experience to represent not only Ebonyi South, but the entire Ebonyi State and Igbo race in general.
He assured his constituents and the entire State of quality representation, inclusiveness and a pride of place in the affairs of the country.
He said: “I am going to the centre to fight for the welfare of Ebonyi people, employment, infrastructure.
“I am going to fight for the empowerment of Ebonyi people and we will take it by force.”
The Governor charged constituents to also throw their support behind the APC gubernatorial candidate, Francis Nwifuru.