The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) and the Delta Advancement Group (DAG) have upbraided the state governor, David Umahi over a recent comment attributed to him.
Governor Umahi while speaking with State House Correspondents last week had said Nigerians deserve a president like the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
President of the AESID, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu, however, described Governor Umahi’s prescription as most unfortunate and premised on sycophancy and bootlicking.
The Ebonyi indigenes noted that the Nigerian public who have worn the Buhari shoe in the last six years know where it truly pinches them were disappointed with the state of the South-East governor.
The statement read in part: “Any wonder many have attributed the sad comments as one coming from a leader seeking political survival.
“First is that we may even wish to clarify that Umahi is rather seeking for political protection from the centre having lost touch with realities and his people.
“The welter of reactions and condemnations that have so far greeted Umahi’s weird desire for another president like Buhari – a man who has pillaged the Nigerian economy to almost beyond redemption, promoted ethnicity and hatred, peculiarly for the Igbos whom Umahi pretends to lead as the Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum amidst the worrisome insecurity, fears and unbridled apprehensions Nigerians have been daily made to live in by a Buhari Government that had vowed to end Boko Haram in just a matter of months upon ascension to power in 2015 proves the unpopularity of both the government and its fading bootlIckers cum sycophantic obsequious conformists which has become an art for Umahi and his few co-travellers.
“It is utterly saddening but not very surprising that the comment is coming from the governor of a state like Ebonyi whose sad economic realities shows it has remained the poorest in every indices of human capital development in the entire Southern Nigeria.
“Yet, Umahi in his customary effing is desperately busy ass-licking the North with a vague promise that he would be made to occupy Nigeria’s seat of power in 2023. Ironically, this sad comment, which we believe is not really borne out of Umahi’s lack of understanding of the realities of the pains of the Nigerian masses but rather buttresses how sycophantic Umahi is as a leader, preferring to live consistently in a fool’s paradise just to curry favour and continue in his blind pursuit of ambition.”
In the same vein, the Delta Advancement Group (DAG) urged Umahi to withdraw his statement with apologies to Nigerians.
The group which also urged Nigerians to forgive the governor, in a statement, said the current parlous state of security in the country was a major factor to consider in the selection of another president in 2023.
Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oke Richard Ogbaudu and Public Relation Strategist, Mr Japhet Omene, said Umahi’s statement has angered Nigerians especially at a time the Buhari-led government is believed to have failed Nigerians.
“This has clearly shown that Dr Umahi isn’t bothered about the killings in various parts of the country which is widely assumed Mr President is unperturbed about,” the DAG coordinator lamented.
Credit: Nigeria Tribune