The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, on Saturday paid a surprise visit to the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, at his country home in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area.
Neither Mr. Onu nor Mr. Umahi spoke to reporters after the visit which was seen as ending the political animosity between the two Uburu-born politicians.
The governor is of the Peoples Democratic Party while Mr. Onu, a former governor of the old Abia State, is a member of the All Progressives Congress.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ohaozara Local Government , Justice Ogbonna, described the visit as a sign of peace and unity in Uburu community.
“The visit has put to rest the peoples’ insinuation that Dr. Onu and our governor are not enjoying good relationship, forgetting that both of them come from the same community,” the council chairman said.
He described Mr. Umahi as a special gift to the people of Ebonyi State who has within a short time of his administration recorded much achievements.
Others that paid Christmas homage to the governor were the state Commissioner of Police, Peace Abdallah, a delegation from the Ezza South Local Govermnet , Association of Persons with Disabilities, Abakaliki Main Market Traders Association and Governor Umahi’s 1976 classmates in Uburu.
Addressing the people of Ezza South, Mr. Umahi described the Ezza nation as a major force behind his success at the April governorship election.
He commended them for their courage during the electioneering period even in the face of intimidation.
Explaining that the appointment of many Ezza people in his cabinet was a reward for their strong support and commitment, he promised to energise Onueke in the first quarter of next year in the ongoing rural electrification in the state.
The lawmaker representing Ikwo/ Ezza Federal Constituency, Lazarus Ogbee, assured Mr. Umahi of the continued support of the people of Ezza .
He said that the National Assembly would remain focused in 2016 to make good laws that would improve the lives of every Nigerian.