Umahi Running Government As Private Business-PDP
The Ebonyi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, has accused the State Governor David Umahi , of running the state like his private business concern .
The party also claimed that the State University had literally collapsed due to the lack of funding under the governor ’s watch .
Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP in Ebonyi State, Elder Fred Udeogu , said this during his New Year message to the people of the state, in Abakaliki , on Wednesday .
Udogu said , “ The Government of Ebonyi State is run as a private business of one man and his immediate family. If you look at what is happening in the State today, you will see that nobody who contributed to David Umahi , becoming governor is still with him.
“ If Ebonyi was to be another State , Umahi ’ s style of governance would have plunged it into an irredeemable crisis.
“ I commend Ebonyians for their ability to condone Umahi ’s high handedness and repressive governance
“ I appreciate our people for condoning all the things happening in Ebonyi State . If not for the maturity of our people , there would have been unimaginable hostility in the State, but our people are very docile . If not so, the system is terrible, and the government is something else . ”
“ If you look at the entire State , you see that people who are coming from other states will think that work is ongoing , but I tell you, nothing is happening . The projects he is doing have nothing to do with the blue print designed by those who contributed to the creation of Ebonyi State .
When contacted by journalists on the matter, Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation , Mr Uchenna Orji , faulted the PDP chairman ’ s claims, describing it as a cheap blackmail .
He said, “ This is one of the series of cheap blackmail orchestrated by political detractors whose vaunting ambitions have reduced them into petty and rustic thinkers .
The Governor of Ebonyi State , Engr . David Umahi has no time for such lies. ”