Umahi running govt as private concern, PDP alleges

The Ebonyi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, has accused the State Governor David Umahi, of running the state like his private business concern.

The party also claimed that the State University had literally collapsed due to the lack of funding under the governor’s watch.

Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP in Ebonyi State, Elder Fred Udeogu, said this during his New Year message to the people of the state, in Abakaliki, on Wednesday.

Udogu said, “The Government of Ebonyi State is run as a private business of one man and his immediate family. If you look at what is happening in the State today, you will see that nobody who contributed to David Umahi, becoming governor is still with him.

“If Ebonyi was to be another State, Umahi’s style of governance would have plunged it into an irredeemable crisis.

“I commend Ebonyians for their ability to condone Umahi’s high handedness and repressive governance

“I appreciate our people for condoning all the things happening in Ebonyi State. If not for the maturity of our people, there would have been unimaginable hostility in the State, but our people are very docile. If not so, the system is terrible, and the government is something else.”

“If you look at the entire State, you see that people who are coming from other states will think that work is ongoing, but I tell you, nothing is happening. The projects he is doing have nothing to do with the blue print designed by those who contributed to the creation of Ebonyi State.

When contacted by journalists on the matter, Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr Uchenna Orji, faulted the PDP chairman’s claims, describing it as a cheap blackmail.

He said, “This is one of the series of cheap blackmail orchestrated by political detractors whose vaunting ambitions have reduced them into petty and rustic thinkers. The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi has no time for such lies.”

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