By Chukwuemeka Opara, Abakaliki.
The Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, has pledged to review the nation’s reward system, to encourage productivity.
Tinubu made the pledge on Thursday in Abakaliki when he interacted with stakeholders, as part of his visit to Ebonyi for his presidential campaign rally.
The former Lagos governor said it was time to ensure that individuals who contributed to the success of any process benefitted from the process.
Tinubu said: “The people of Ebonyi will benefit for their loyalty and commitment to this cause.
“Together, we would benefit, practice democracy, develop our country and offer our children better days.
“Ensure that your friends and relations collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and vote on election days.”
The APC flagbearer said that the country needed friendliness and brotherhood to surmount the numerous challenges confronting it.
“It is the same cooperation that Ebonyi stakeholders gave Umahi that made him to record several achievements in office.
“The same support and loyalty made him jump a sinking ship to join the APC.
“When one enters this State Executive Council chambers for instance, he or she would think it is the United Nations chambers,” he said.
Gov. David Umahi, in his remarks, thanked Tinubu for the visit and assured him of the people’s total support.
“The APC campaigns in Ebonyi will be easy because we have performed wonderfully in office and exceeded people’s expectations.
“The people are obedient to Tinubu and the APC, and are not bothered about the noise on the social media,” he said.
Umahi described himself as Buhari’s first son and would lead the party to massive electoral victory in the state.
HRH Charlse Mkpuma, Chairman of Ebonyi State Traditional Rulers Council, pledged total support for Tinubu and stressed that the state would be accommodated in his government.
Mkpuma led other traditional rulers to confer the title of Dike di ora mma (Great man loved by the people) on Tinubu.
The APC presidential candidate had, on Wednesday, inaugurated some projects executed by the Umahi-administration in the state.