Technocrat Media, Abuja
The embattled governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has slammed the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike for saying he’s behind his political ordeal.
Mr Umahi said Mr Nyesom lack ‘intellectual material’ and says he’s behaving like an illiterate.
According to TheCable, the governor made the comment in Abuja on Wednesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Umahi and his deputy, Eric Igwe had been sacked by a federal high court sitting in Abuja over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr Wike while inaugurating a 3.4km eastern bypass in Port Harcourt said the PDP will stop at nothing to reclaim the Ebonyi governorship seat following the defection of Umahi.
The Rivers governor declared that he is “involved” in Umahi’s sacking from office.
“I am involved, PDP is behind it, we are all PDP members…me I am involved. You can’t take what is our property and say we should close our mouth, we can’t close our mouth,” Wike said.
Mr Umahi said the man [Wike] boasting to be behind his removal from office only inaugurated 3.4km roads, while he [Umahi] inaugurates 35km roads.
“I want to thank the PDP, and even the man that boasted that he did that hatchet job,” he said.
“If the people that crucified Christ knew that he would bring salvation to the whole world, they wouldn’t have done that. The hatchet man that boasted is likened to Judas Iscariot,
“You heard him on Channels boasting that he is behind… a mere man that depends on the breath of God, I pity illiteracy, it’s a shame. You are boasting to remove another governor, which qualifies you, just because you are packing money that is a public fund, not intellectual material but just packing money from public funds and you are boasting about it.
“Otherwise, who were you? I became a billionaire at the age of 25, I have worked all my life and I have asked him to come for public debate. I do not commission 3.4 kilometer road, I commission 35 kilometer road, I commissioned twin flyovers running to one kilometer.
“I commission mega projects with little resources. So, if he says he has done well and he is Mr this or that, let him come for a public debate with me, let’s start with our childhood. So, I’m not disturbed.”
Mr Umahi had withdrawn his ‘stay of execution’ application saying he cannot be sued as a sitting governor.