Ebonyi - Governor Elect, Deputy Receives Certificate Of Return, Extends Olive Branch To Opponent's

Source: Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki.

The Governor - elect of Ebonyi state, Rt. Hon Francis Nwifuru has restated his commitment to run an all inclusive government thereby extending olive branch to his opponents asking them to join hands with him in the development of the state.

Nwifuru made this known during the presentation of certificate of return to him, the governor - elect, his running mate and other state Assembly members - elect by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner REC Mrs Pauline Onyeka at INEC headquarters, Abakaliki, capital of the state.

He called on his opponents to eschew all differences and work together with him for the peace and speedy development of the State.

He emphasized that his administration will run an all inclusive government.

The Governor - elect promised that the people's input will be sought before taking critical decisions by his administration.

He further promised that the rule of law and separation of power will be entrenched and encouraged in his administration.

Mr Nwifuru appreciated INEC for a free and fair electoral process

Presenting the certificate of return, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mrs Pauline Onyeka announced that Supplementary elections will hold in five State House of Assembly constituencies and one Federal Constituency in Ebonyi State on 15th April.

Mrs Onyeka noted that only 17 constituencies have their results announced and elections concluded our of 24.

She said 5 constituencies have inconclusive results while two constituencies have issue which two commission is resolving.

"Only 17 members elect will receive their certificate out of 24 due to inconclusive. Two have issues to be corrected while elections were declared inconclusive in five state constituencies.

She noted that election for Ezza North/Ishielu federal constituency was also declared inconclusive.

She also noted that supplementary elections into the affected state constituencies will take place on 15th April.

Highlights of the occasion was the presentation of certificate to the Governor-elect, Deputy Governor-elect and House of Assembly members-elect.

ThisNigeria reports that the INEC National Electoral Commissioner, in charge of Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States, Kenneth Ukeagu was the one who issued the certificate of return to those elected.