Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Saturday vowed that no force on earth would stop the All Progressives Congress, APC, governor-elect, Francis Nwifuru from being sworn in on 28th May 2023.
Umahi made this known while addressing prominent leaders of the nation and stakeholders of Ebonyi State, during the burial of Michael Ekuma Nkama, father of the Minister of State for Health, Joseph Nkama.
The burial of the deceased took place at Edda community, in Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The Governor also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the various financial assistance granted to Ebonyi State which he said led to the construction of valuable projects in Edda community, wherein the minister, Ekuma Nkama Joseph hails from.
He equally applauded President Buhari for the approval of his ministerial nominee, which led to Joseph Ekuma Nkama becoming the minister of state for Health.
Umahi described the late father of the minister, that died at the age of ninety-four years (94yrs) as a man of peace and unity.
He cautioned stakeholders of the state to abolish the politics of clannishness, stressing that his administration will stop at nothing to ensure that such action is totally destroyed before the expiration of his tenure.
The outgoing governor, also tasked all well-meaning leaders of the state to give maximum support to the incoming administration led by the governor-elect, Francis Nwifuru, to continue with the legacies that are already in place in the state.
He called on all prominent stakeholders and citizens of the state to unite for the growth of the state.
Earlier in a remark, the Minister of State for Health, Joseph Ekuma Nkama, said his father lived a life of contentment and was free from greed.
He attributed the rise in social vices and youths’ restiveness in society to lack of parental training and greed.
Ekuma Nkama also applauded President Muhammadu Buhari, Ministers, Governor David Umahi and prominent leaders of the nation who attended the burial of his father.
He said, “there is moral decadence in the society. There are lots of social vices going on and parents should revert to the basis of training their children to have a good moral standard. The good lives we are living today, are as a result of what we learnt from our father.
“Parents shouldn’t be lacking in advising their children to follow good ways of life so that there will be no social vices in the society” he stated.