Wike Tells Umahi To Vacate His Seat As Ebonyi Governor
Governor Nyesom Wike on Saturday charged embattled Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, to return the mandate he received on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).
Wike on the inauguration of the Japanese Bypass Street challenge in Port Harcourt, mentioned it was unlucky that as an alternative of interesting judgment of the courtroom which sacked him, Umahi made a reckless assault towards the decide.
“Take a look at a governor making a reckless assertion just because a decide made a judgement in accordance with his personal opinion, which you might be entitled to attraction as much as Supreme Courtroom.
“You might have referred to as anyone a thief available in the market and also you’re saying I’m sorry, It’s late. That your sorry, we the members of the general public, we don’t take it”, the Rivers governor acknowledged.
Noting the Umahi case as the primary time in Nigeria’s political historical past that the defection of a governor to a different get together was being contested in courtroom, Wike mentioned PDP’s resolve to problem Umahi and different Ebonyi defectors elected on the get together’s platform is a transparent instance of what’s required to strengthen democracy.
He mentioned, “If our get together has finished this earlier when individuals have been leaving within the Nationwide Meeting, we gained’t have had the issue we’re having as we speak.
“That is among the issues of get together management. Folks can not come out and take the bull by the horns. So, Governor Umahi, be relaxation assured that PDP will proceed this matter right down to Supreme Courtroom. We are going to proceed with the matter.
“You carry the votes of one other get together and be part of one other get together. Are you able to switch votes? You’re employed onerous for anyone to win election and tomorrow, the individual says I’ve defected.
“In case you have defected, go away the seat if it’s simple. And it will checkmate most of those political harlots who won’t ever sit one place.
“That is the factor I’m speaking about impunity. I used to be watching when a deputy governor was ranting within the media, threatening the get together that there’s an alternative choice to PDP.
“This is similar deputy governor who knelt right down to beg for us to present them umbrella. As we speak, he has the effrontery to threaten PDP.”
The governor lashed the Niger Delta Growth Fee, NDDC, for not honouring the settlement of contributing 50 per cent of the price of the development of the Japanese Bypass Street that results in its company headquarters workplace in Port Harcourt.
Inauguration the street challenge, former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Ibrahim, as Particular Visitor famous with delight the untiring supply of initiatives by Governor Wike just about in all sectors with a purpose to present high quality dwelling to Rivers individuals.
In response to him, such measure of service in public workplace is proof of transparency and accountability as a result of the individuals can see how public sources are deployed for the nice of all residents.