Two women, Perpetual Ogbuekwu and Grace Uduma-Eze, and thirty-one other gubernatorial candidates will slug it out with incumbent Governor David Umahi in the 2019 governorship election in Ebonyi state.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports this according to notices published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) at its Head office in Abakaliki, capital of the State.
While Grace Uduma-Eze, from Afikpo North, represents the Independent Democratic Party (IDP), Perpetual Ogbuekwu, 31 years with Bachelor degree in education, from Ezza South, 2013 BEd EBSU, represents Mass Action Joint Alliance (MAJA) party.
However, popular among the contestants, is Engr. Umahi, who is seeking for second tenure in office on the Peoples’Democratic Party (PDP) platform, and Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including a former commissioner of education. Chief Chibueze Ndubuisi Onwe.
The credentials of Gov. Umahi which were pasted yesterday at INEC, proved that he scored 5 Credits (C) which were in English Language, Statistics, Physics, Economics and Biology and 3 Alpha in Maths, Add Maths and Chemistry at Government College, Afikpo in 1982.
According to the record, the PDP guber candidate was born on 25th, July, 1963, obtained second class honours, bachelor degree in Engineering in 1987 from Anambra State University of Science and Technology, Enugu and did his NYSC from 6th December, 1987 to 5th December,1988.
On the other side, Sen. Ogbuoji of the APC proved that he was born on 29th Sept. 1954 and had made credits and Alpha in the eight subjects in his O level from Government College Umuahia in 1975.
He read animal science with second class degree from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1981 after which he did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) from 3rd August, 1981 to 2nd August, 1982.
While that of SDP candidate, spent nearly 8 years to obtain third class honour degree from Enugu state University of Science and Technology from 1996-2004.
Onwe, from the records at INEC proved that he attended his secondary school from Holy Ghost secondary school, Abakaliki where he failed to credit any subject he undertook including English and Maths in 1992 SSCE.
Other credentials which Onwe who was said to be born in.1972 and was submitted to INEC indicated that he was called to bar in 13 Nov. 2007.
Our correspondent who went round some areas in Abakaliki observed that commission has pasted names of voters in some polling units.