Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state yesterday took a swipe on the state factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC),Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze over his recent outburst against him and his administration.
Recall that Pastor Eze in recent time had been on Umahi’s jugglar calling on him to resign following what he called massive fraud and corruption going on in the state under his watch.
But the governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary,Mr Emma Anya asked Eze to face his criminal charge in court and desist from distracting his government from delivering democracy dividends to Ebonyians.
According to him, Pastor Eze lacks credibility in all fronts. He is known to be facing criminal charge in the Ebonyi State High Court for forging the signatures of some genuine APC members endorsing him as the party’s chairman in Ebonyi State. We have documentary evidence about this, which we intend to publish in due course.
Umahi said he was happy that the public was aware that Eze is an impostor who is neither the APC chairman in Ebonyi State nor a genuine member of the party.
“If he claims to be a genuine APC member, he should be more interested in finding ways to and means of uniting the party members, “he added.
He alleged that Eze is an agent of Abuja-based politicians whose primary desire was to truncate the existing peace in the state and discredit his government but the good thing is that the people of Ebonyi who gave their mandate to Governor Umahi would never allow agents of the devil to have their negative desires come to pass.
The Governor said he knew that Eze’s anger and his cohort was peeved by the earth-shaking allegation made by Justice Ngwuta that Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu attempted to bribe him to have Governor Umahi’s mandate thwarted through the judiciary but God exposed their plot and brought shame to them.
He also accused embattled Eze of openly selling empowerment forms to unemployed youths of Ohaukwu LGA claiming that it was Federal Government directive; adding that the good thing is that his government had intervention by empowering over 4,500 unemployed youths and women of Ebonyi State and provided the sum of N250, 000 to embark on business of their choice.