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Ebonyi Governor Suspends Payment of Pensions
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Ebonyi Governor Suspends Payment of Pensions

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has suspended the payment of pensions to pensioners in the State, citing fraud in wage bills. Umahi disclosed this while addressing the press immediately after the executive council meeting at the New Government House, Centenary City, Abakaliki, on Thursday.  The Governor in a statement issued by Uchenna Orji, Commissioner of Information and State Orientation, expressed surprise over the sustained spike in the wage bills of the State. Consequently, he ordered immediate re-validation and re-verification of pensioners in the State. He said, “EXCO received a memo on the re-validation and re-verification of Pensioners in Ebonyi State due to a continuous increase in wage bills. The office of the Head of Service had made discoveries of p...
I’m Ashamed Of Ohanaeze, No Longer Believe In Body – Umahi Attacks Obiozor
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I’m Ashamed Of Ohanaeze, No Longer Believe In Body – Umahi Attacks Obiozor

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has berated the apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, over the voting pattern of South-East delegates during the just concluded presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Umahi, who expressed displeasure with Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said he no longer believes in the organization. The ex-APC presidential aspirant spoke in the Uburu area of Ebonyi State on Saturday while accusing South-East delegates of a “high level of betrayal” during the APC presidential primary election in Abuja. Umahi insisted that it was a big shame that Igbos failed to make a statement with their delegates. According to Umahi: “The presidential election was an eye-opener to Ebonyi State. I thank God that through your support, we had a vi...
Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina
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Why President Buhari Loves Dave Umahi By Femi Adesina

For the second time in the life of this administration, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Ebonyi State last week, commissioned landmark projects, and equally passed the night. Rare, very rare on visits to States. The President has 36 Governors to relate with, and possibly contend with. Political party would not matter, as he is the father of all. And good fathers, they say, should not like a child more than the other. Even if they do, they should not show it, for the sake of domestic concord and amity. But I can wager that this President loves Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State. Why and how? We will come to that later. Landing at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in the Presidential jet Nigerian Air Force 001, we continued the trip to Ebonyi in helicopters. And we entered ...
Umahi Picks APC Presidential Nomination Form
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Umahi Picks APC Presidential Nomination Form

Daave Umahi Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has picked the nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor announced this in a post last night on his verified social media handles. Umahi displayed the receipt of the N100,000,000 form, which is for expression of interest and nomination forms Read Also: Nwajiuba Receives APC Nomination Form For President, Speaks On ASUU Strike He joined the APC in November 2020 from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party on whose platform he won two governorship elections. The governor said he would replicate the prudent management of the state’s resources, which enabled him to transform Ebonyi, at the national level, if elected as the president. Source: Nation
BREAKING: Appeal Court Upholds Defection Of Gov Umahi, Deputy
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BREAKING: Appeal Court Upholds Defection Of Gov Umahi, Deputy

Dave Umahi and his deputy The Appeal Court sitting in Enugu, Friday affirmed the ruling of the Ebonyi State High Court, which declared that Governor David Nweze Umahi and his Deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, did not offend any provision of the constitution or the Electoral Act by defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State. The Court held that there was no consequence under the law against the defection of the holder of the office of the President, Vice President, Governor or Deputy Governor, to another political party from the party that sponsored the election that brought him or her to office. The Plaintiffs in the matter are the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi State, in the 2019 Governorship election...
Mike Ozekhome: Judgment Sacking Umahi Cannot Stand Appeal Court Scrutiny 
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Mike Ozekhome: Judgment Sacking Umahi Cannot Stand Appeal Court Scrutiny 

In his reaction Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN,, said the judgment cannot stand the scrutiny of the Appeal Court. “I am of the firm belief that the judgment, shredded of all legal and factual details, cannot stand the acid test of constitutionalism, nor pass the furnace of appellate courts scrutiny. This is because the tenure of office of a Governor and his Deputy are constitutional matters. The judgment is said to have sacked Governor David Umahi and his Deputy, Eric Kelechi Igwe from their offices. He cited section 221 of the Constitution, which merely prohibits political activities by certain associations which are not political parties from canvassing for votes or contributing to elections expenses of any candidate at any election. The Judge ordered the PDP to immediately send...
I Remain Governor of Ebonyi State – Umahi
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I Remain Governor of Ebonyi State – Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has reacted to the judgement of the Federal High Court Abuja which removed him and his Deputy, Kelechi Igwe, from office on Tuesday. Governor Umahi, who described the judgement as embarrassing, alleged that the presiding Judge was influenced to deliver the judgement against. See Also: 2023 Presidency: Try South-East For 4 Years – Umahi Tells APC He noted that there is no provision in the Nigeria Constitution whereby a serving Governor or his Deputy could be removed on account of defection to another political party. He explained it is only through death, resignation or Impeachment by the state House of Assembly that a serving Governor and his Deputy could be removed from office. Source: The Sun
South East Loses ₦10 Billion Every Sit-At-Home Day – Umahi
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South East Loses ₦10 Billion Every Sit-At-Home Day – Umahi

Chairman, South East Governors forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Dave Umahi on Sunday evening said the zone loses over N10 billion in every sit-at-home the people of the region observe. Since the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested, the organisation has declared every Monday sit-at-home until he is released. Umahi said in every of the sit-at-home, the zone lost over N10 billion and expressed dismay that the order was adversely affecting the economy of the region. The governor spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital during a State Dinner in honour of the former Chief of Army Staff and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai. He noted that the state would not subscribe to incessant calls for sit-at-home, insist...
God Won’t Give Nigeria Another President Like Buhari – Wike
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God Won’t Give Nigeria Another President Like Buhari – Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has hit out at his Ebonyi State counterpart, Dave Umahi, who said God will give Nigeria a president “who has a good heart like President Muhammadu Buhari” in 2023. Umahi had made the remarks while addressing State House correspondents on Monday, after meeting with Buhari at Aso Villa in Abuja. But Wike, in a veiled reference to Umahi, said that his colleague had lied. Wike claimed that even Buhari himself knows that God won’t give the country another president like him in 2023. The governor stated this during a stakeholders’ meeting in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while addressing business owners. See Also: We Will Celebrate If Goodluck Jonathan Decides To Join Us – Yekini Nabena Wike said: “That was how a governor was sayin...
Governor Umahi Dissolves State Varsity’s Governing Council
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Governor Umahi Dissolves State Varsity’s Governing Council

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has dissolved the Governing Councils of the State University and College of Education. The Boards are headed by Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo. Umahi also sacked 16 more aides from various local governments. The dissolution was announced in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Ugbala. He said the dissolution was to enthrone efficiency in service delivery. The statement reads: “Governor Umahi has approved the dissolution of the State University’s Governing Council and Board of the College of Education, Ikwo, with immediate effect. “The Chairmen and members of Board should hand over all government property in their possession to the Vice Chancellor and the Provost before the...