2023:Umahi assures 60% political appointment for Ebonyi women
From Adaeze Onuora-Aroh, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has assured Ebonyi women that next government after its administration shall give 60% per cent political appointment towomen as part of party reward system
Governor Umahi announced this inAbakaliki, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) inauguration of state Campaign Council to drive the party victory in 2023 general elections.
According to Umahi, women have surpassed expectations in massively mobilising their members for the campaign rally.
“Nobody can controvert the fact that on the 24th, the Women Campaign Organisationmobilised more than the men. And when we were trying to give women 40 percent, the men were protesting, but next time, we will give the women 60 percent, and the men 40.
“Mr Incoming Governor, if the women are going to do this job, if they are taking 60 percent of votes, they must take 60 percent appointments, in line with the party’s reward system. We have to agree on that.”
Umahi charged the council members to leave no stone unturned toward securing victory for the party in 2023.
He tasked the women to organise zonal and state campaign rallies, while there would be combined rallies by both party men and women in all the local government areas of the state.
Governor Umahi, therefore commended APC members and teeming supporters for the unprecedented solidarity given to the party’s presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Ahmed BolaTinubu during his recent campaign visit to the state.
Meanwhile, the Campaign Council has Governor David Umahi as the Chairman and the Deputy Governor, Eric KelechiIgwe as Vice Chairman, while the Director- General is Chief Austin Umahi.
For the Women Directorate of the Council, the Chairman is the wife of the governor, Chief Mrs Rachael Umahi, Deputy Chairman as the wife of the deputy governor, Mrs.Ethel NnennaIgwe. QueendalineNwigwe was named the second Deputy Chairman while the wife of the APC governorship flag bearer, Mrs. UzoamakaNwifuru is the 3rd Deputy Chairman.
The deputy governorship candidate, Princess Patricia Obila was also named as the 4th Deputy Chairman for the Women Directorate, while the wife of the former deputy governor, Mrs Catherine Ogbu is the Director-General.
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