The Minister of Works, David Umahi has described the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed the electoral victory of Governor Francis Nwifuru as the governor of Ebonyi as the vindication of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party of choice of Ebonyi people.

In his congratulatory message to the governor on Saturday, Umahi, who was the immediate past governor of the State, urged Nwifuru not to relent in deepening the development of the State.

He said: “I received with the deepest gratitude to God Almighty the heartwarming news of the affirmation of the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency Rt Hon. Bldr. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, FNIOB, GGCEHF, as the winner of the 2023 Governorship election by the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

“I am therefore enthused to convey my heartiest felicitations to my dear governor for this glorious moment.

“Your Excellency, I thank God Almighty for His abiding grace upon you and indeed the Divine Mandate family and for reestablishing His supreme will in you as the bearer of the mandate of the good people of Ebonyi State.

“I salute the profound erudition of the learned jurists, the sagacity of the legal team, and the solidarity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faithful all through the full circle of the legal battles.

“I have no doubt that this victory will spur you in your burning desire to deepen the prospects of development in Ebonyi State in line with the People’s Charter of Needs.”

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