From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, yesterday expressed hope that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will sweep the chairmanship and councillorship elections held across the state yesterday.
He said his administration had done marvelously well in all sectors of the state to deserve the votes and support of people of the state.
Umahi spoke shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit at Umanaga Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who described the exercise as very peaceful, claimed that the APC was the only party capable of winning elections in the state.
He said: “I can say that I am quite satisfied with the report I am getting from the polling units.
“It is very peaceful, the turnout is quite impressive and the people are voting very freely for candidates of their preference. There is no other political party in Ebonyi State; we have done quite well and no other political party in Ebonyi can boast of any reason anybody in Ebonyi should vote for such party other than APC. We have performed; we have transformed the state; so Ebonyi people will not listen to promises. They are going to be listening to promises fulfilled under my administration.
“I worked hard for it. Apostle Paul says ‘I have run the race, I have kept the faith; left to me is the crown of righteousness, that crown of righteousness is a comprehensive victory today.
“Every election is selection; an opportunity for the people to select whoever they like and that is the definition of election.”