Dave Umahi rubbishes Nyesom Wike in latest twist

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Dave Umahi rubbishes Nyesom Wike

, the embattled governor of Ebonyi State, has accused his Rivers State counterpart, , of stealing public funds (Rivers).

This is the latest twist in the verbal war between Umahi and Wike since the former’s sacking by a court.

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

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Wike then went on to say that Umahi should return the mandate he received on the PDP platform, before implying that he was to blame for his colleague’s troubles.

Umahi had responded, claiming that as governor, he could not be sued and that the ruling has no bearing on his presidential ambitions.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Umahi attacked Wike, describing him as a thief with no intellectual capacity.

“You heard him on Channels (TV) boasting that he is behind…, a mere man who relies on God’s breath, I pity him,” he said. It’s a pity. You’re bragging about how you’re going to get rid of another governor.

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“How do you know you’re qualified?” Simply because you are packing public funds, not intellectual material, but simply public funds, and you are bragging about it.

Who are you if not you? At the age of 25, I became a billionaire.

“I’ve worked my whole life, and I’ve invited him to a public debate.” I don’t build 3.4-kilometer roads; I build 35-kilometer roads. I commission 1km-long twin flyovers, as well as megaprojects with limited resources. So, if he claims to have done well and is Mr This or That, I invite him to join me in a public debate. So that I’m not disturbed, let’s start with our childhood.”

Wike revealed Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, as the judge he uses for ‘dirty jobs,’ according to SaharaReporters.

 

Wike claimed he was behind the removal of David Umahi as governor of Ebonyi state during his recent inauguration of the 3.4-kilometer eastern bypass in Port Harcourt.

“You carry another party’s vote and join another party.” Is it possible to transfer votes? Leave the seat if you’re defecting. And this will checkmate the majority of these political harlots, who will never sit still and will always look for excuses.

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“You can’t take our property and tell us we have to shut up.” How can we keep our mouths shut? Those who are behind it say as much. We’re working on it.

“I’m involved if your friends don’t want to tell you.” As a result, no one should threaten us. You are not a friend of ours. You do not belong to our political party. Wike had boasted, “Leave what belongs to our party.”

Umahi resigned from the PDP in November 2020, citing “injustice” inflicted on the South-East.

As a result, the PDP filed a lawsuit against the governor, his deputy, the APC, and the Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC).

In his ruling, Justice Ekwo held that by defecting to the APC, both Umahi and his deputy had forfeited the PDP’s votes.

He went on to say that the governorship and deputy governorship offices in Ebonyi state “belong to the plaintiff and no other political party” based on the results of the governorship election.

Justice Ekwo is referred to as “Wike Judge” by sources at the Federal High Court in Abuja, according to SaharaReporters.

They went on to say that the judicial officer is so entwined with Wike that the governor has lawyers stationed in his court to monitor his cases on a permanent basis.

“Were you surprised when Governor Umahi slammed Justice Ekwo for the decision, calling him a knucklehead?” ‘Wike Judge’ is how Justice Ekwo is known in this town.

“He is so intertwined with Wike that he has lawyers stationed in his court to monitor his cases on a permanent basis.”

“The Rivers State governor is known as the judiciary’s ‘Golden Boy,’ thanks to his ability to bribe judges at all levels. He was rumoured to have given the contract to build the Court of Appeal to a sitting judge, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, who was then the President of the Court of Appeal.

“Returning to Justice Ekwo,” a source said, “some of the cases with him are cases Wike is directly or indirectly involved in.”

“The Ebonyi governor didn’t lie when he said we were in trouble in this country because justice could now be bought anyhow,” another source added, “and Wike’s reckless statement yesterday confirmed that.”

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“He’s made Justice Ekwo his homeboy,” says the narrator. The same judge was used to oust Sowore as chair of the African Action Congress (AAC) and his deputy, Malcolm Fabiyi. He refused to consider the case on its own merits. And before going on vacation, he refused to make copies of the judgement.

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