Ebonyi LG polls: Senator, other stakeholders endorse Edda council chair

A former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, Sen. Sunny Ogbuorji, alongside other stakeholders of the party in Edda local government have endorsed Prince Chiam Ekumankama as the consensus candidate for chairmanship position come July, 20, 2024.

Chima Ekumankama is the incumbent chairman of Edda local government but for the pronouncement of Governor Francis Nwifuru that stakeholders of each LGAs are to select their preferred candidate for the position, this has made them to unanimously throw their wait behind him.

They made their decision known on Tuesday adoption during the local government APC stakeholders meeting chaired by Senator Ogbuoji at Ebunwana Civic Center, Edda.

The stakeholders noted that Hon Chima Ekumankama has done well in his first tenure and therefore deserved a second term to enable him to complete the projects he started and consolidate on the gains of his achievements taking into cognizance of his pragmatic, visionary and purposeful leadership which accounts for the existing peace and ongoing rapid transformation in Edda.

The people highlighted the achievements of Mr. Ekumankama to include the provision of access to linking farmlands in the LGA; granting financial support to the vulnerable and distressed persons in Edda; floating of the Edda Mass Transit Scheme for easy transportation of personnel and goods within and outside services in the LGA.

Others were procurement and distribution of vehicles to Councillors and other council officers, renovation and modification of the council secretariat, Nguzu Edda, construction of drainages along Ezi Edda road and many others

Endorsement of the chairman for second term bid was put into a motion by the chief whip and member representing Edda West in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon Nkemka Onuma and was seconded by his counterpart Hon Stephen Igwe representing Edda East state constituency, before his adoption by the stakeholders.

The meeting was also used to charge all Councillorship aspirants and serving councillors in the 11 electoral wards in Edda to liaise with their stakeholders and discuss their zoning arrangement for the election of councillors

They stated that the decision of the Stakeholders in each political ward concerning who represents the ward is sacrosanct and not negotiable.