Posted by News Express | 26 December 2019 | 1,230 times
Assistant on Media to the Governor of Ebonyi State, Lady Monica Ada Chidinma
Eze, has taken a swipe at the spokesperson of the Ebonyi State chapter of the
All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Nwoba Chika Nwoba, over what she called
his “paradoxical and absurd comments” condemning the appointment of over 4,000
as aides to the Governor.
Mr. Nwoba had in a statement said the recruitment of over 4,000 aides is not something one should praise the Governor for.
“Who are these aides and what impact are they going to make in the state?” Nwoba had reportedly queried.
“The Governor should have used the money he is using to pay them to upgrade facilities at Ebonyi State University. He should have used the money to meet the infrastructural needs of the State,” Nwoba further opined.
However, in a press statement she personally signed and issued on Tuesday, and circulated to media houses in Abakaliki, the state capital, Lady Eze bemoaned the State APC image maker, stressing that since the creation of Ebonyi State, no administration has made a better impact in infrastructural development of the state than Gov. Umahi have made, whose quest for transformation has turned the state into a construction site.
She said it is not for nothing that the governor won the “Best Governor in Nigeria Award”, adding that commitment to service delivery through infrastructural development which is a critical element of governance further earned Gov. Umahi the sobriquet “Mr. Infrastructure”.
While advising Nwoba and the state chapter of the APC to criticise constructively as such falls within their rights as allowed by the Constitution and other regional and international human rights instruments, Lady Monica warned the opposition APC not to misconstrue the privilege as such may result to hate speech.
She counseled Nwoba and his sponsors to toe the line of patriotism rather than turning themselves into enemies of the state.
She said Nwoba, in his zealousness to please his paymasters, went ahead to castigate the Governor for constructing an Ecumenical Centre that is billed to be the best decorated, furnished and largest place of worship in the entire West African region by a State Government.
According to her, Nwosu’s comment that “Ebonyi does not need an Ecumenical centre” calls for a serious concern.
“By this stand, if Nwoba is given an opportunity to live at the time of King Solomon he would have queried God for commissioning King Solomon to build a temple for him. The likes of Nwoba fail to understand that Apostle [Gov] Umahi is not only on a divine mission but have demonstrated that he is a tool in God's hands to change the fortunes of Ebonyi State and take Ndi-Igbo to greater heights.
“One may not blame the APC spokesperson as him and his sponsors are bereft of critical insights over the steaming revolution in Ebonyi State and sadly, still lives on the past, not knowing that Ebonyi State has moved ahead,” Lady Eze said.
The Governor’s aide, who also doubles as the Founder and President of David Umahi Nweze Akuburoah Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA), a non-governmental organisation averred that instead of condemnation, Governor Umahi deserves to be congratulated and commended for meaningfully engaging his people in governance in order to help them affect their immediate environment.
Lady Monica Chidinma Eze said with the appointment made so far by the Governor, there is hardly any family in Ebonyi that does not have a representative in the present administration of Governor Umahi. She said the governor has indeed displayed rare, sterling and outstanding leadership tenets in public service.
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