Ex-Ebonyi commissioner tackles Wike over comments on Umahi

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A former Commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Poverty Eradication in Ebonyi State, James Nweke, has tackled Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; and the Peoples Democratic Party Caretaker Chairman in Ebonyi, Fred Udeogu, over their comments on Governor David Umahi.

Nweke advised the dou of Wike and Udeogu to dissipate more energy on VAT collection in Rivers and the forthcoming Chairmanship elections in the Ebonyi, respectively, instead of “attacking” Umahi, whom he described as “God’s gift to the Igbos”.

Wike, had, on Wednesday knocked Umahi, who said that God will give Nigeria a president “who has a good heart like President Muhammadu Buhari for the good of this country” in 2023.

Umahi had made the statement, on Monday, while addressing State House correspondents after meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at Aso Villa in Abuja.

But speaking on Wednesday, Wike, in a veiled reference to Umahi, said that his colleague had lied, adding that the President himself knows that God won’t give the country another leader like him in 2023.

On his part, Udeogu had said that Umahi needed to examined a psychiatrist for wishing Nigeria another “Buhari” come 2023.

But reacting to the comments, on Sunday, in Abakaliki, Nweke, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, said the remarks were “ridiculous” adding both to “mind their businesses”.

“Wike and Udeogu should concentrate on their VAT collection issues and the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party chairmanship election, in Ebonyi State, respectively.

“Every meaningful and patriotic Nigerian knows the arrogant and uncontrolled repulsive nature of Governor Wike.”

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