Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has debunked insinuations on the social media alleging that he has rejected his recent appointment as the South-East Coordinator for Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign ahead of 2019 general elections.
The State commissioner for information and state Orientation Senator Emmanuel Onwe who denied the allegation while speaking with Journalists shortly after the State Security Council meeting in Abakaliki also denied speculations that he had concluded plans to distribute bags of Abakaliki Rice branded with campaign pictures of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, ahead of Christmas and New year celebrations.
He said the reports that governor was working for any other presidential candidate other than the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, was false.
Onwe said the governor considers his appointment as the South East Coordinator of Atiku/Obi Campaign Organization as great honour and would discharge the duties thereof with immense commitment and dedication.
He urged the general public to disregard any other reports to the contrary, describing them as the handiworks of mischief makers.
“The Social Media report to that effect is false and should be disregarded. I was at the exco meeting of yesterday, at no time was such thing discussed. The governor considers the appointment as great honour and would discharge his duties in that regard with great commitment and dedication”. He said.