Eid-el-kabir: Ebonyi Muslim Community Endorses Umahi For Presidency In 2023
By Joyce Aroh
The Muslim Community in Ebonyi State has endorsed Governor David Nweze Umahi for forthcoming presidential position in 2023.
The group made the endorsement in Abakaliki during its Sallah homage paid to the Governor Umahi .
The State Chairman Muslim Pilgrim Board, Alhaji Abbas Egwu during the Muslim Sallah homage to the Governor said it was a yearly routine to pay homage every time of Eid al-Adha.
Abbas said, they are grateful for what Ebonyi Governor has been doing for the Muslims in the State
“Your Excellency it has become traditional that Muslim community pays you a homage every time of this celebration.
“Just recently your Excellency, we’re all gathered to pay you homage of Eid-el-fitir celebration. We’re all smiling because you made us happy your Excellency, I remembered vividly your Excellency that we had a resolution passed which we communicated to you and your government towards our agreement that you should please offer yourself to national service come 2023 – that is fresh in our mind.
“Today your Excellency, we have come not to make another resolution but to thank you for what you have been doing for us in Ebonyi State.
“Today is a day of saying thank you because our God says if you are not grateful, you are not a good person and you will not receive more but if you are grateful for what have been done for you, you will receive more.
“Your Excellency, we are grateful because you have fulfilled all the promises made to Ebonyi people.
The Governor David Umahi who represented by his Deputy, Barr Eric Kelechi Igwe congratulated President Muhammad Buhari on this solemn occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.
He noted that in his first tenure, the President was seriously challenged by his health condition but through the intervention of God he overcomed the situation, because he had enormous assignment to deliver to the nation.
“We are all prayed for him, and God had our pray, his life is not just miracle but is becoming a blessing to the nation. We are wishing him good health, longer life, more accomplishments while serving as the leader of this great country and when he becomes ex-President.”
He commended the delegation of the Muslim Community for having deemed it fit to pay him a homage.
He described Islamic religion as a religion of peace, as according to him, it abhors violence and a forms of criminal activities.
The governor who said the good conduct of the Muslim Community in the state made him to offer political appointments to some Muslims and however, advised them to be steadfast with good manners to enable them to win more souls in the state.