Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that he will not forget anything in the state Government House when he leaves office on May 29.
Umahi spoke at a civic reception held in his honour at Uburu, his hometown in Ohaozara Local Government Area.
The event, on Wednesday, was organized by constituents from Ebonyi South Senatorial District to celebrate his successful tenure in office as governor.
Umahi said that he was leaving office a fulfilled man.
He said: “I thank all those who made my tenure successful and urge you to extend similar support to the incoming administration.
“The incoming administration is not different from the present one as we all belong to the divine mandate platform.
“When I return from my journey at the Senate, we would still gather in praise and appreciation to God for his goodness.”
Umahi said he was going to the Senate to represent the entire state rather than only his constituency.
He said: “We have laid the foundation for development, peace, and unity of the state.
“I cannot thank God enough because all the miracles wrought on the state were through his power.”
The Chairman of the event and former senator representing the district, Sonny Ogbuoji, said the people were proud of the governor and heartily welcomed him back.
Ogbuoji said: “Umahi brought no shame to us but glory as the message we sent him was fruitful.
“You are not coming back to stay indoors but to go to the higher chamber of the National Assembly.”
He said Ebonyi State would not forget Umahi in its history because he achieved development feats no past governor had achieved.
He said: “We know that having conquered as a governor, the challenges of the Senate will be easier to handle.
“I am talking as someone who had been there and we still look forward to receiving you again after your senate sojourn.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other stakeholders from the area commended Umahi for the successes recorded by his eight-year administration.
The Traditional Rulers Council in the area conferred on him the title of “Dike di oha mma” (The hero in whom the people are well pleased) of Ebonyi South Senatorial District.