By Dennis Agbo
ABAKALIKIâ€”Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim at the weekend, announced a cash donation of N10 million to the Ebonyi State chapter of the PeoplesÂ Democratic Party, PDP, adding that come 2011, Governor Martin Elechi, by Godâ€™s grace, shall be returned as Governor of the state for a second term.
Senator Anyim, who in recent times had become prominent in the activates of Ebonyi State Government, had reaffirmed peated his support for the Elechi-led government, explaining that the donation was part of his personal contribution to the party in appreciation of its laudable achievements.
He said that PDP has achieved a lot in repositioning and strengthening the present democracy in Nigeria.
Anyim, spoke at Isiaka, Ivo Local Government Area of the state, when the state PDP took its on-going local government rally to his home town in Ivo.
The former Senate President observed that the occasion was not just a rally, but a day to champion a new course to consolidate the gains of democracy for the people of the state, adding that his home council, Ivo, is intact for PDP.
He said, â€œin Nigeria, there is no other party.
PDP is the party of my pride. I was made by PDP and by 1999,Â we did not know that PDP will put Ivo in an important position in Nigeria. Ivo has therefore resolved that today is a day for Governor Elechi. There is absolute peace in Ivo and indeed in Ebonyi State. The expectation of Ivo people is that in 2011, there is no alternative to Elechi and we shall guarantee and protect our votes,” he added.
The Ebonyi State chairman of PDP, Mr. Dave Umahi vowed that nobody can truncate the second term bid of Governor Elechi, expressing delight at the level of mobilization of the people for the rally. He said the chairman of the council and coordinators of the Development Centres in the area had also done the party proud, by the projects they already have on ground.