David Umahi Speaks On His Rumoured Fight With His Successor, Governor Nwifuru Of Ebonyi
The current Nigeria minister for works, David Umahi has finally spoken on speculation about his falling out with his successor in Ebonyi State, Governor Francis Nwifuru.
The former governor who spoke on Wednesday in Abakaliki at an event organized by governor Nwifuru in honour of former political office holders in Ebonyi State, described governor Nwifuru as a “worthy son”.
H faulted Speculations that his alliances whom he described as “umahis boys” are being marginalized by the current Ebonyi State governor. According to him, nothing will make him quarrel with the current governor of the state as he has completed his mission in the Ebonyi State government house.
“I have no regrets knowing and trusting him for 16 years as only few persons present can boast of relationships that last for such periods.
“The most beautiful thing is that Nwifuru knows everything we did as there was nothing such as projects that did not pass through him,” he said.
The former Senate Deputy Majority Leader said that he sowed heavily in Ebonyi and in Nwifuru and will therefore reap from them.
“Anyone who prays not to reap where he sows should keep such prayer,” the minister said.
He noted that he would not put any form of pressure on Gov. Nwifuru as he did not forget anything in Ebonyi Government House.
“I will not apologise to those who feel offended by my actions again because I have done so while leaving office.
“All my mistakes and successes have been inherited by Nwifuru as we made friends and enemies together.
“I urge everyone to be patient with the governor because he has good intentions to develop the state,” he said.
Governor Nwifuru who served as the speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly during David Umahi’s administration, in his speech, thanked the all the former political office holders in Ebonyi State for honouring his invitation
“Umahi is my father, boss and mentor as words cannot describe what he has done for me in life,” he said.
Mr Nwifuru called on Ebonyi people to be patient with his government.
“We have completed the policies of the past administration and will concentrate more on human empowerment,” he said.