Published on Nov 09, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to go for second term by contesting the 2019 Presidential election.
He admitted that he too, being the first timer, will seek for second term in 2019.
The Ebony state governor, who spoke to news men shortly after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, today, Thursday, said: “any first term governor would want to go for second term and if what you wish yourself, you should be honest enough to wish another person the same.
“Since, Mr. President is doing his first term and I am doing my first term, it’s my wish to re-contest and I will, as well, wish the president the same to re-contest.”
The governor said that his government iis fully ready to receive the President, who is scheduled to visit the state next week.
“We are fully prepared for the visit. We pleaded with Mr. President for the visit and before then we have been preparing. We are fully prepared.”
Governor Umahi said that the President will commission a lot of projects which his government had executed within the past two and the half years .
“We have three numbers of twin flyovers that is built across the African tran-sahara road, running from Enugu to Cameroon, passing through Ebonyi State. So, we have to build three twin flyover to decongest traffic on that road. Each of the twin flyover is 700 metre length.
“We have completed second one and the third one is 80 percent done. Mr President will commission the two. We also have a Mall, what we call Ebonyi Mall that is modelled after the famous Dubai Mall.
“We intend for the President to lay a foundation stone of that Mall which we like Mr President to commission within the next 12 months.
“Also, we are building a tunnel that dovetails into a flyover that is parallel to the existing flyover. That particular junction that is called Akanibium junction, we want Mr President to lay the foundation stone and that flyover bridge will be named after Mr. President and we are sure to finish that project in the next 12 months.
“Mr President will also come back. He wil be commissioning it when he comes back during his campaigns so we will like to make them ready.
“There is also a federal road that is 14.5 killometre, which we got the consent of Mr President to build and toll the road. It’s fully done. We have 18.5 killometre that is leading to the Federal University. We did that road with concrete and overlaid, with Asphalt. It’s fully ready. We have 15.5 killometre of Nigercem that passes through the first cement factory in the country which is in Ebonyi State and it passes to Benue. We will build the 15.5 killometre in the axis of Ebonyi with concrete, ready for Mr President to commission.
“There is 23.5 killometre of state road which we built with concrete and it is ready for Mr President to commission. We have 500 killometre of internal roads which we completed in Ebonyi: it is ready for Mr President to commission.
“We have the stadium which we remodelled. We have the best VIP stands in the whole country in our stadium. It is fully air conditioned and all the stands are fully covered. Mr President will also commission that. We can go on and on. We have a minimum of 30 killometre of concrete road in each of our local governments, most of them completed while some have attained 80 percent completion. We have quite a lot for Mr President to commission. “We have mushrooms factory Agric project that I want the president to commission. We have a launch of one man one hectare programme in Ebonyi. We want Mr President to launch it for us.”
Sep 03, 2015