No threat to Buhari’s state visit, Umahi insists
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, yesterday, refuted insinuations that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will not allow President Muhammadu Buhari to visit the state, insisting that the publication in social media is fake news from opposition elements.
He also debunked the rumours that he was planning to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying he is satisfied with the peace currently being enjoyed in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Umahi stated this during his yearly thanksgiving service at the new Government House Chapel, Abakaliki to thank God for the grace to complete the edifice.
His words: “I feel excited to be in the House of the Lord, this place was built by the grace of God rooted through several persons. I thank my pastor, who worked day and night to ensure the completion of this place. I also thank my wife for the decorations.”
“God asked me to build a garden of prayers to be called Ebonyi Garden of Prayers. Anyone that is troubled and comes here can receive the instant solution and that is the place we will stay and pray for the next governor of the state.”
He commended his wife, Rachel Umahi, for always standing by him to succeed as governor, adding: “In every fight, there should be a window for reconciliation. My wife is my window for reconciliation and for other first ladies, they should not meddle in the affairs of the state.”
He said his administration would complete the International Airport, the Stadium and other projects next year, while the King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu and the Hospital would commence from next year.