… Dismisses the Rumour as Fallacious and a Tale of Fanciful Fantasy, propagated by those Jealous and Dazed by the Rising, Towering Figure and Uncommon Feats of Umahi
… Lists what the Relationship between Umahi and PMB has Impacted on the Emancipation, Economy and Infrastructural Development of the South East and Ebonyi in Particular
Technical Assistant (TA) on Media to the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Lady Monica Ada Chidinma Eze, has berated and described those propagating the false report that her boss and Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Apostle David Nweze Umahi (FNATE, FNSE), the Lion of South East and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, is both a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as cheap blackmailers who are jealous and dazed by the rising, towering figure and uncommon feats of Umahi since he assumed office as the Governor of Ebonyi State.
In a press statement issued and circulated to media houses in Abakaliki, the State capital of Ebonyi State, Lady Monica wondered how an individual can belong to two big political parties like APC and PDP at the same time if not that those behind such a fallacy are exhibiting their ignorance and lack of understanding of how individuals can operate in a democracy like that of Nigeria.
Dismissing the rumour as fallacious and a mere tale of fanciful fantasy, Lady Monica described the propagators as men of the underworld who do not mean well for the good people of Ebonyi state, stressing that the rumor mongers will arrive at nothing in their works of mischief against the governor owing to the fact the the basis of their onslaught is obviously anchored on cocktail of lies and falsehood.
Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze, who also doubles as the Founder and President of David Umahi Nweze Akuburoah Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), commended the PDP Governors Forum, which through her Director General, Osaro Onaiwu, stated that the report that Umahi was now a member of both the PDP and the APC was incorrect and further highlighted thus “this is about 2023, but may we hasten to add that there are more civilised and cultured ways to go about it. Yes, he like every other key player in the political arena, may have his ambitions and dreams at the end of his current service, aspire for any of the offices at the Presidential Villa, which of course he is constitutionally fit and qualified for, but that will certainly be on the platform of the PDP.”
TA Monica averred that, “Nothing else can be the true position than what Mr. Onaiwu stated”.
Lady Monica Chidinma Eze, maintained that her boss has been, and will remain a great party man, whose historic track record of service as one time Ebonyi state PDP Chairman and currently the Governor and leader of PDP in Ebonyi State are obviously admired by people of good will. The governor only said in the course of his speech that “those who are in the habit of hiding under partisan politics to peddle lies against the state government were on a frolic of their own as people of different political colourations including the APC know the virtues of his administration.”
Lady Monica Ada Chidinma Eze, AKA Ada Ebonyi, noted that what Umahi has achieved both for the South East region and Ebonyi State and for becoming the political leader by his office as the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and the shining Star of the South East in the politics of Nigeria coupled with his unique relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari who he sees as his political father and boss is giving sleepless nights to a lot of people, particularly those who are aware that they stand no chance to match this great Iroko and Lion of South East in the politics of 2023, so they have no alternative than to concoct the idiotic idea that Umahi belongs to both APC and PDP with hope of sowing seed of discord between him and his colleagues in PDP and the Presidency.
Monica expressed that by the virtue of the governor’s divine anointing and his commitment to the things of God, particularly for turning Ebonyi State into one of the fastest growing States in all ramification of development, enemies of progress will do everything possible to slow him down, and if possible tarnish his rising political height but they are not God who has destined Umahi to play a key role in the politics of Nigeria come 2023.
Ada Ebonyi further highlighted that in politics it’s not your hating that attracts federal projects and presence, it is keeping a good relationship with the presidency, lobbying and working without bitterness, this is the area that Umahi is a specialist. It is a fact that Umahi has advised his Commissioners and Aides never for any reason insult or abuse President Buhari whom he described as a boss as anyone who acts otherwise stands suspended.
“If that is what prompted mischief makers to begin concocting, propagating and deceiving the reading public with the false idea that Umahi is now an APC Member let it be” Lady Monica opined.
This notwithstanding, Apostle David Nweze Umahi through his office as the Political Leader and Chairman of the South East Governors Forum has, through his relationship with President Buhari and the wisdom of God not only brought political peace, unity and understanding amongst the political leaders, but brought unprecedented development to the region. Today, works have not just commenced, but at a high speed on the renovation/reconstruction of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Secondly, the speed and quality of work on the Second Niger Bridge is unprecedented. Thirdly, works on the Enugu/Port Harcourt Express Road (two lanes) is progressing speedily coupled with other numerous projects that are funded and executed by the present administration of President Buhari in the S’East region.
Lady Monica pointed the following as some of the fruits of what Umahi and President Buhari relationship has impacted on Ebonyi and her people:
- President Muhammadu Buhari approved Federal college of Education to be situated in Ebonyi state.
- President Buhari approved Federal technical college to be built in Ebonyi state.
- President Buhari approved “National park” for Southeast, and it is to be sited in Ebonyi state.
- President Buhari approved Federal housing units of 5000 houses for Ebonyi state, and it is ongoing in Uburu.
- President Buhari approved, built and commissioned the independent solar power at AE-Funai
- President Buhari commissioned the Ecological project built at Alex Ekwueme Teaching hospital, Abakaliki.
- Ultra modern complex built and commissioned at AE-Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
- The biggest Emergency complex at AE-Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki at 85% completion.
- Dualization of Abakaliki – Enugu expressway, Abakaliki – Afikpo road
- Reimbursement of Flyover funds built at Federal roads by the Ebonyi state government.
- …and many more.
The fact remains that Umahi has become an enigma and has earned himself much respect across all classes of people in Nigeria, turning the once mocked State into one huge construction site, with the construction of the Ebonyi International Shopping Mall, the biggest shopping mall in West Africa, the new Government House which is a site to behold, five best flyovers in Nigeria, etc., thus, transforming Ebonyi state into an Elderado.
While urging the good people of Ebonyi to continue to support Gov. Umahi in his determination to transform the state, Lady Monica called on those on wild chase to leave Umahi alone to enable him complete the task for which he was overwhelmingly voted by the good people of Ebonyi state.