July 14, 2024

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Defection: Umahi Reacts to Wike’s Alleged Involvement In Court Ruling

The Ebonyi State government has reacted to Governor Nyesom Wike’s claim to have been pivotal to the high court ruling that sacked Governor David Umahi. According to a statement on Monday, March 14, the spokesperson to Governor Umahi, Francis Nwaze, said the state government is not surprised by the statement of Governor Wike. Nwaze in the statement out of curiosity urged Governor Wike to explain to the federation how he has become influential in determining court decisions. He said: “Wike from the statement has taken responsibility for the pronouncement of the Federal High Court, thus requiring that he explains to Nigerians how he now calls the shots in the Nation’s Judiciary without being a Judge. “While we will not get intoxicated and begin to comment on a case that is already pending in a Court of competent jurisdiction like Wike, we like to place it on record that Ebonyi State is not in the same geopolitical Zone with Rivers State and so nothing would have prompted Nyesom Wike to make such unguarded comment about Governor Umahi if he is not a cheeky hatchet job-man.”

Nwaze also acknowledged the reserved approach employed by Governor Umahi since the high court judgment has admonished the attitude of his counterpart Governor Wike.

He said: “It is on record that Governor Umahi since the legal battle started has conducted himself properly by filing an appeal in a Court of Superior records and did not resort to horse-trading like his counterpart, Nyesom Wike who speaks as if he has the Nigeria Judiciary in his armpit, which is impossible.” Nwaze went further to accuse the River state governor of being envious of his counterpart’s “earth-shattering accomplishments” since the commencement of his administration. These achievements he listed as follows; the state of the art King David University of Medical Sciences, the, over 17 twin flyovers, the shopping mall, the best International Airport in Nigeria, payment of civil servants, massive empowerment of the youths, widows, clergy and so much more.