Corruption allegation: Umahi descends on Ebonyi APC factional chairman
Posted by News Express | 12 November 2016 | 1,527 times
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has carpeted a cleric, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze, over his recent outburst against him and his administration.
Eze, a factional state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had recently gone for Umahi’s jugular, calling on him to resign over what he considers as massive fraud in the state under his watch.
But the governor, in a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, asked Eze to rather face his criminal charge in court and desist from distracting his government from delivering democracy dividends to Ebonyians.
According to the statement, Eze lacks credibility in all fronts to have the moral justification to beam a searchlight on the governor and his administration.
“Eze is known to be facing criminal charge in the state High Court for forging the signatures of some genuine APC members endorsing him as the party’s chairman in Ebonyi State,” the statement claimed.
It added that the government had “documentary evidence about this which we intend to publish in due course.”
Umahi said in the statement that he was happy that the public was aware that Eze is an impostor who is neither the APC chairman in the 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 stated that Eze is an agent of Abuja-based politicians whose primary desire is to truncate the existing peace in the state and discredit his government.
But the governor stated that the good thing was that the people of Ebonyi who gave their mandate to him to exercise on their behalf would “never allow agents of the devil to have their negative desires come to pass.”
Umahi added that he knew that Eze and his masters were peeved by “the earth-shaking allegationby Justice Ngwuta that Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu attempted to bribe him” in order to have hismandate “thwarted through the judiciary but God exposed their plot and brought shame to them.”
Umahi also accused Eze of openly selling empowerment forms to unemployed youths of Ohaukwu LGA claiming that it was a Federal Government directive.
He pointed out that the good thing was that his government had intervened by empowering over 4,500 unemployed youths and women of Ebonyi State and provided the sum of N250,000 tothemto embark on business of their choice.