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Umahi Blasts Wike: You Are Just Packing Rivers Money And You Are Boasting

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The embattled governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has accused his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike of stealing public funds belonging to his state (Rivers).

This is the latest attack in the war of words between Umahi and Wike since the sacking of the former by a court.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had ordered Umahi and his deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, to vacate their offices for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Wike had followed that up by saying Umahi should return the mandate he got on the platform of the PDP, later adding that he was behind his colleague’s travails.

Umahi had replied, saying he could not be sued as a governor and that the judgment poses no threat to his presidential ambition.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Umahi attacked Wike, calling him a thief who lacks intellectual capacity.

He said, “You heard him on Channels (TV) boasting that he is behind…, a mere man that depends on the breath of God, I pity him. It is a shame. You are boasting to remove another governor.

“What qualifies you? Just because you are packing money that is public funds, not intellectual material, but just packing public funds and you are boasting about it.

Otherwise, who are you? I became a billionaire at the age of 25.

“I’ve worked all my life and I have asked him to come for public debate. I do not commission 3.4 km roads, I commission 35 km roads. I commission twin flyovers running into 1km, I commission megaprojects with little resources. So, if he says he has done well and is Mr This or That, let him come for a public debate with me. Let’s start with our childhood, so I’m not disturbed.”

SaharaReporters had published a report about how Wike revealed Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja as the judge he uses for ‘dirty jobs’.

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