Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has uncommon energy, wisdom and dexterity to lead Nigeria as its president, the Chairman of Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state, Dr Eni Uduma-Chima, has said.
According to Uduma-Chima, Umahi had displayed rare wisdom and energy in handling crises within and beyond the South-East geopolitical zone for the betterment of the citizenry, saying he was a detribalised pan-Nigerian.
The Council boss, who revealed that he had been inundated with cheering calls from friends within and outside the region, for the governor to sustain his ambition to contest the Presidency come 2023, added that Umahi’s love for Nigerians of all divides had endeared him to the masses.
He stated this during a press conference, in Abakaliki, on Friday, adding, “Umahi is a true advocate of Pan-Nigerianism”. He further said the ongoing seccessionist agitations in the country would be over, should the governor became president.
He said: “Governor David Nweze Umahi has shown a practical example of what he can do in Nigeria by the so many achievements he has made in Ebonyi State. He has transformed Ebonyi State from dust of the Nation as many who passed the once bumby dusty roads of Ebonyi will in derision refer Ebonyi as , to the salt of the Nation where an excellent taste of unprecedented quantity and quality of infrastructure is brought to practical manifestations.
“Among which are over 1000 kilometres of concrete roads; two dozens of magnificent Fly-Over Bridges-some measuring as much as 600 metres, a world-class airport; 13 units of General Hospitals, one located in each Local Government Area; new Emergency Unit Building at the Federal Teaching Hospital , with 1000 beds capacity; King David University of Medical Sciences, a world-class university with capacity for organs transplant; brand new Government House with the complete ancillaries and appurtenances of a Government House; Governor’s Lodge; Governor’s Office; Executive Council Chamber; Presidential Lodge; Government House Chapel; internal roads e.t.c.
“One unique feature of the Umahi administration is that there’s no sectionalism, projects are evenly spread in the thirteen Local Government Areas making it impossible for any of the different Ebonyi peoples to complain.
“Again, Governor Umahi is a man of tremendous energy and enthusiasm. He personally inspects all the State Government Projects, on the average, he visits each project at least once in a week,to follow up on quality control and timely completion.
“This boundless energy reserve and great passion on projects delivery will bring to an end, the era of abandoned or poor quality project construction in Nigeria. Governor Umahi would be the President you will see in Sokoto in the morning inspecting projects and still see Port-Harcourt in the evening inaugurating projects.
He added: “The Governor of Ebonyi State is highly gifted in prudent management of men and scarce resources, reasons he has achieved so much with meagre resources available. He is very transparent and accountable, the only Nigerian Governor to meet the accountability criteria of the World Bank on States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) and as a result won the first position in 2021 with the award monetary award valued at seven thousand dollars ($7,000).
“The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission gave him a recognition title as the Anti- Corruption Commander. His Excellency Engr David Nweze Umahi has the sagacity and administrative adroitness to put an end to regional agitations by fostering real time unity and sense of belonging to all the ethnic nationalities .This has been demonstrated in various National assignments, including the Adhoc National Peace Committee on Farmers and Herdsmen in Nigeria.”