APC has nowhere to sweep in Ebonyi, says Umahi
Umahi, who spoke when a delegation from Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal constituency as well as stakeholders from Onicha-East constituency paid him a New Year homage in Ohaozara local council, explained that his efforts to transform the state had made it impossible for broom to be useful.
The governor, who apparently was making reference to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its symbol in the state, added jokingly that “our people doing handiwork have refused to produce brooms again.”
Umahi noted that the only recognisable APC member in the state was President Muhammadu Buhari. Said Umahi: “When you have broom in Ebonyi State where will you sweep? Is there any place to be swept? Is Ebonyi not clean? Is Ebonyi not neat?
“There is nothing to sweep. They have to take the broom to places that are dirty and continue their sweeping. But in Ebonyi State and because of the kind of people in APC, our people doing handiwork have refused to produce brooms again. So, there are no brooms in Ebonyi State because we have made everywhere to be very clean.
“When you’re walking on our roads you will be seeing yourself because the light will be on. So you will be seeing your shadow on the road. So there is nothing to sweep.”
The governor, however, poured encomiums on Buhari saying he is the only recognisable APC member in Ebonyi State.The President, according to the governor, regards Ebonyi State with deep affection unlike APC members from the state who do not for the welfare of the people.
He pleaded with Ebonyians to show loyalty and support to the Buhari administration saying that APC is one man and that’s the President. “The President is a man with good character and that’s why we are supporting him and he is supporting Ebonyi State.“Ebonyi State is very dear in the heart of the President but not in the hearts of he masqueraders who have not given anybody chalk.”