Muslims in Ebonyi has pledged to support Governor David Umahi’s political ambition come 2023.
They also promised to support the governor’s efforts to tackle insecurity in Ebonyi.
“We pass a vote of confidence in the governor and urge him to make himself available for national service in 2023.
“People wonder why Muslims are fond of the governor, and the reason is that he has treated us well, making us feel accepted in the state,” said Abbas Egwu, the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Chairman, when he led a delegation on an Eid Al-Fitr homage to Mr. Umahi.
Mr. Egwu explained that Muslims in Ebonyi had resolved to provide security information or reports to the governor and relevant security agencies.
“We will provide such information whenever events or moves that might pose as threats or breaches to security are noticed.
“We will also stop anyone or group attempting to destroy public infrastructure in the state,” he said.
Mr. Egwu also pledged that Muslims would continue living in peace with Christians in Ebonyi.
Mr. Umahi, represented by the Deputy Governor, Kelechi Igwe, thanked the delegation and urged Muslims to abide by the resolution to ensure adequate security in the state.
“The resolutions are far-reaching, and the commissioner for information and state orientation should ensure that they receive wide publicity. Resolving volunteer information in ensuring security in the state is cheering because the information is power.
“Relevant authorities in the country could have been nipping the security challenges in the bud if they received information before such occurrence,” Mr. Igwe said.
He congratulated Muslims over the Eid Al-Fitr celebration and urged them to imbibe its true essence for the good of the state and country.
“We thank you for the warm sentiments on the government’s developmental strides as we would sustain efforts toward the peace and unity of the country,” he added.