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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has said he’d not insult President Muhammadu Buhari “ because I’m in opposition party.”
David Umahi is one of the governors who won under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party known to be the only major opposition to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Since Buhari’s APC defeated PDP in 2015 Presidential Election, governors, who won under PDP have been playing role of outspoken opposition.
At times, some of the PDP governors resort to the use of insulting languages while criticising Buhari.
Governor Umahi said irrespective of the president’s party, he’s still his boss, whom he described as a man of integrity in another statement.
“I have left all those issues to political parties not because the president is doing everything right but because he is not God.
“He might not be doing everything 100 per cent but it is not my duty to castigate my boss and will only face my duties.
“It is also not my duty to write petitions about the past administration in the state and I am focused towards my duties as child of God who has a calling and is committed,” he said.
He made statement in Abakaliki during a media chat and dinner he organised for newsmen as part of the 2018 Democracy Day celebrations.
David Umahi on the Issue of Corruption in Nigeria
David Umahi noted that corruption was not a party affair but an issue that has to do with the individual engaging in it.
“The Bible says that with the fear of God, men depart from evil and without effective tackling of corruption, Nigeria will never develop.
“It is not an issue concerned with the PDP and if those who decamped from the party to the country’s ruling party says it is corrupt, then they have infected their new party with corruption,” he said.
Governor David Umahi’s stance on opposition party in Ebonyi
The governor declared that his constant mention of opposition members in the state during solidarity rallies in his honour does not mean that he was threatened by their activities and antics.
“No member of the opposition can stand for election with me because they have no base in the state and are only deceiving the people.
“They are not working for the president as they deceitfully claim but are big minuses for the opposition party because most of them don’t own houses in the state.
“They boast of using the federal might to rig the 2019 elections but the youths have warned anyone planning to execute such act to write two things: the fake results and his will,” the said.
Umahi Achievements in Ebonyi
He listed his education, health, human empowerment, infrastructure and security among others as some of his administration’s achievements in the state.
He boasted that the state would be Nigeria’s Dubai after his eight years tenure.
NAN reports that top government officials like the Secretary to the State Government, the Chief of Staff, legislators and other top cabinet members were locked out because of lateness.
But they were later admitted into the venue after the interactive session.
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