The Ebonyi Council of Traditional Rulers has said President Muhammadu Buhari will get the support of many voters in the state at the February 16th presidential election. The traditional rulers also endorsed the state governor, David Umahi, for a second term.
The chairman of traditional rulers council, Charles Mkpuma, who spoke on behalf of 140 traditional rulers in the state, said President Buhari is loved by the people of the state because of the robust relationship he has with Governor Umahi despite the two being in different political parties.
Mkpuma, gave the assurance during an audience with the president at the Ebonyi State Government House In Abakaliki. Mkpuma, who commended President Buhari’s determination to tackle the security challenges of the country, especially terrorism, and fight against corruption, said he deserves their votes.
The traditional rulers told the president that Umahi also deserves a second term for the sake of equity, as each of the two former governors before him from other zones served two terms.
President Buhari pledged that his second term will be of benefit to the south-east as he would not be seeking a third term. Governor Umahi, in his remarks said irrespective of some perceptions, the southeast has benefited from federal government projects.