In this editorial, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi State, Honourable Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha takes a look at the supreme court victory of Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru as we as his welfarism policies.


The provision of adequate security and improving the wellbeing of the people and not their destruction, are the primary roles of every responsive and responsible government. Although no one can comfortably argue in denial that prior to this dispensation that leaders failed woefully without leaving a positive imprint on the sands of time at different levels of government.

Taking a cue from what has transpired from the creation of Ebonyi State in 1996 till date, leaders seemed to have subscribed and accomplished goals based on their callings but presently the mantra is people centred, hence, testimonies of better standard of living abound.

Where government is not only liable to conscience but listens to the yearnings and aspirations of her employers may be a task impossible but this is a true story of the people under the consummate leadership of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Right Honourable (Dr) Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru who in less than one year into his first tenure in office has holistic presence on every page of the people’s existence.

Upon assumption of office on 29th May, 2023, His Excellency the Executive Governor of the Salt of Nation, Ebonyi State, Right Honourable (Dr) Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru rolled up his sleeves and hit the tray with lots of intriguing policies and programmes as encapsulated in the People’s Charter of Needs Agenda that wooed multitudes who constantly admire his personal traits of large heartedness and critical mind to favourably cast the ballot without persuasion.

From the onset, the people never wanted any other Governor except Right Honourable Nwifuru hence his commendable and lasting legacies of increasing salaries of civil servants, payment of pension and gratuity, gifting workers one hundred thousand naira each as 2023 Christmas Bonus and many others made him the Messiah of this generation.

No surprises, as people of all social strata have continued to appreciate God as well stage solidarity walk in all corners of the state especially Abakaliki, the capital city consistently in celebration of His Excellency’s victory at the Apex Court. The most recent is the mother of all movements as the people colourfully celebrated what they described as victory for democracy as supervised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state comprising people from the grassroots.

His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Right Honourable (Dr) Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has not only set precedence for his contemporaries in other states of the federation but shown that a government can comprehensively and passionately stimulate sustainable socio-economic development in the best interest of both the haves and have-nots.

As Governor Nwifuru continues to dish out uncountable dividends of democratic governance without placing self above the cries of the masses, good conscience demands that all should heed to the ultimate call of peaceful coexistence by upholding the industrious and communal nature of our forefathers.

For Ebonyi APC, there is no better way to repay, His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Right Honourable (Dr) Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru other than to ceaselessly promote and beam more searchlight on his human oriented agenda which is sporadically transforming lives at home and outside of shores of the state.

Since success comes to those who can cooperatively move in the same direction, let the people irrespective of inclinations follow the tides to expedite action towards achieving the common goal of greater happiness in life.

Truly, the triumphant match is an empirical evidence of good governance existing in Ebonyi State under the inimitable leadership of His Excellency, the Executive Governor, Right Honourable (Dr) Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.