Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Deputy Governor survives 9 impeachment attempts

By News Express on 09/02/2015

Views: 2,756

Ebonyi State Deputy Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, has spoken of how he survived nine attempts by the governor, Chief Martin Elechi, to impeach him.

Umahi, who overcame Elechi’s intrigues to become the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the forthcoming elections, spoke when he visited both the Ebonyi State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Unwu Ekumenyi, an umbrella body for people of Abakaliki, bloc to solicit for their support.

The Guardian, which reported the story this morning, quotes Umahi as regretting that the governor has allegedly been going around trying to destroy his name.

The paper said the deputy governor noted that he served the governor “for seven and half years and the governor never found me wanting,” asking: “Why is it now that I would want to sell the state?”

Umahi was further quoted as saying: “When I was the party chairman the governor asked me to help him in 2011 to be re-elected and that he will make me the deputy after which I will succeed him.

“I did everything humanly possible for him to become governor. It was like a covenant between the governor and I, but when it was time for him to support me, he turned around to say I was desperate, that I want to sell the state.

“I went to the governor, cried and knelt down to him like son to his father to allow me succeed him based on our agreement but he told me that he will not support me.”

•Photo shows Dave Umahi.

Source News Express

Posted 09/02/2015 07:38:17 AM





You may also like...
Sani-Bello pays tribute to IBB@77; commends his nationalistic...

'Major humanitarian' crisis after cyclone slams Southern Africa...

2 clubbed to death in Rivers Judiciary Complex...

Okorocha appoints sister Commissioner for Happiness •Swears her...

Ohanaeze warns against hate speech by Igbo youths...

Crocodile kills pastor conducting baptism

NLNG washes hands off training programme, says no...

Ortom inaugurates 23 LG Sole Administrators

Anti-Graft crusade: Buhari not on a vengeance mission,...

HotSports wins AFCON 2019 marketing rights

Prepare for hardship, Buhari tells governors •Vows to...

Only APC members should be considered for appointments:...


Latest News Terror attacks imminent in Nigeria — UK •Warns citizens to avoid 24 states Catholic bishop to Buhari: Hunger, insecurity reign; quit if you can’t cope Kidnapping: OPC issues 7-day ultimatum to herdsmen Amnesty Programme empowers 2,190, trains 800 Kano elders tell Ganduje to reverse new emirate law 27,000 killed in North-East Nigeria attacks since 2009, says UN Insufficient commitment by troops on frontlines affects Army operations — Buratai AbdulRazaq suspends Kwara LG councils for six months NCAA begins demolition of 8,805 telecom masts 2,000 Nigerian women die annually of unsafe abortion ― Gynaecologist Woman, 67, charged with hacking bank account, stealing N16m EFCC secures forfeiture of N60m cash traced to Ex-SSG


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,833 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,689 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,544 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,152 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,431 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,118 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (234,120 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (216,005 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (213,077 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,580 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,641 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,953 views)


NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,315) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (624) Features (762) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,602) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (305) News (47,499) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,034) Religion (1,024) Sports (2,045) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera