by Chi Ibe
Governor Martin Elechi, state governor of Ebonyi State has declared tomorrow a public holiday to enable it hold a special thanksgiving in appreciation to God over electoral victory in court.
The Vanguard reports that Chike Onwe, commissioner for Information and Orientation, explained that the public holiday and thanksgiving would be graced by different church denominations as the Bishop of Abakaliki Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Michael Okoro, would preside over the service. “The thanksgiving is designed to honour God for his mercies and love for the government and chief servant of the state, Chief Martin Elechi,” he said.
“The governor has graciously called for a public holiday to enable all lovers of Ebonyi participate actively in the Thanksgiving service. It is not limited to the operators of the government. The victory at the Court is a victory for the future of the state.”
The commissioner concluded by declaring the victory of the Governor had secured the future of the State in terms of development and human empowerment.