People I helped to energy now keep away from me, Umahi laments

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The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has mentioned that most individuals he helped to energy throughout the 2023 normal elections now keep away from him.

Umahi mentioned this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Thursday whereas talking with newsmen.

The minister mentioned that even National Assembly members whom he helped to energy have been amongst those that now keep away from him, including that he was not disturbed by their behaviour.

“It is barely Chief Onyekachi Nwebonyi who will overtly acknowledge that I’m his father and boss.

“The others really feel that by doing so, the state governor, my successor, shall be offended with them.

“The governor cannot do that because he too openly acknowledges that I was instrumental to his emergence,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that the event made him cease having political godsons however has opted for political associates.

“I’ll combat anyone who makes bother with the governor as a result of he deserves our respect.

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“I have done my bit, have left the stage and have to respect myself,” he mentioned.

Umahi mentioned there have been normally crises between the predecessors and successors, including that “I’m nevertheless not accessible for such as a result of I’ve been so blessed in life by God.

“There are always pathways to successes and failures and when you dig for someone to fail, you have already failed,” he mentioned.

The minister vowed to stay with Nwifuru for eight years and thanked God for giving the governor the grace to unite all leaders of the state.

“The concern of the leaders staying collectively for lengthy will not be our enterprise however I’ve recognized the governor for 16 years and can proceed to help him.

“I will never regret making him my successor as he, alongside few others, stood with me during the hard decision of defecting to the APC,” he mentioned.

Umahi beforehand served because the senator representing Ebonyi South senatorial district from June to August 2023. Before his tenure within the Senate, he was the governor of Ebonyi State from 2015 to 2023 and served because the deputy governor from 2011 to 2015.




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