The Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) held a rally in Abakaliki, the state capital, to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from medical vacation and to also drum support for his second term in 2019.
The rally created heavy human and vehicular traffic along Afikpo and old Enugu roads, among others.
Eze Nwachukwu, acting chairman of the party in the state, commended party faithful and other teeming supporters of APC for turning out in their large numbers for the rally.
“We thank God for the recovery of Mr President from his sickness and successful return from the medical vacation in London to resume his normal duty as president,” he said.
“The overwhelming crowd that attended the rally is a clear indication that Ebonyi is indeed an APC state and by massively attending this solidarity rally is another indication of the love Ebonyi people have for our president and his populist government.
“This is the third time APC in Ebonyi is organising this type of rally to demonstrate its love, support and loyalty for Buhari and APC led central government.”
He said the rally was also to drum support for the people – oriented programmes and policies of the present administration.
“We have witnessed tremendous live-transforming programmes and policies which are impacting positively on the lives of the ordinary citizens, including job creation, economic repositioning, infrastructure, anti-graft and fight against insecurity, among others,” he said.
“We are calling for more support for Mr President while urging him to avail himself for 2019 to enable him consolidate on the many achievements so far recorded by his administration.
“We want to reiterate that Ebonyi is an APC state and that we pledge our unalloyed and unflinching support and loyalty to the president and commander-in-chief of armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The rally was attended by Ogbonnaya Onu, minister for science and technology, Martin Elechi, former governor of Ebonyi, among others.