The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday, arrived in Ebonyi State for the party’s presidential campaign flag-off.
He arrived in the South East state in the company of his running mate, Kashim Shettima, the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, and some members of the PCC.
Tinubu was received by Governor David Umahi, members of the State Executive Council, State and National Assembly members, traditional rulers, party faithful, and supporters of the state.
Upon his arrival on Wednesday night, the former governor of Lagos State commissioned the new Government House dualists road built by the Umahi administration.
Speaking during the inauguration, Tinubu hailed Umahi for the laudable achievements he has recorded despite the lean resources of the State.
He said the people of the state are known for their determination, courage, and independence of mind which enable them to achieve great feats wherever they find themselves.
He said: “Umahi is an accomplished leader who has built others. He has done well. It is a joy to be here to witness progress and development”
“I know the people of Ebonyi for their determination, courage, and independent of mind to do good things and I have seen many signs of the developmental strides of this administration as I was coming in.”
The APC presidential candidate also held a meeting with stakeholders of the state and attended a gala organised by the state government in his honour.
On Thursday, he will attend the flag-off of the presidential and governorship campaign rally of the party at the Pa Ngele Ọrụta township stadium in Abakaliki, the state capital.