Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi has put up an open and public challenge to his collegue governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike over some comments the latter made against the former that he needs a psychiatric check up after the fomer said he wishes God gives Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Recall Umahi had said that Nigeria needs a good leader who would serve as a successor to President Buhari and make the nation see progress in all spheres. He added that a leader who would unite the people is better than the one who would cause divisions.
Umahi threw the challenge at Wike and disclosed that he is available for a debate anytime he wishes. Umahi intimated that he has no regrets over the statements and he is ready to face off with anyone who would challenge him.
Umahi made the submission at a dinner organized by Ebonyi State Government in honour of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Turkur Burutai.
He said: “People are taking special interest in Ebonyi State and her Governor, positively and negatively but it is very important to be in the news than for you to say there are thirty-six states, you will name 35 and say what is the other State, we have aborted it, we are now a State to reckon with and we have no apologies.
“When I say I have no apologies, you can talk everything about me but you can not say we have not delivered and so when people open their mouths in PDP to talk about APC, they should know that I belong to APC and if they like, let PDP offer any of their best Governors to come for debate with me and I will defeat any of them, not to be talking and talking. You don’t sit on people’s sweat and resources and be talking nonsense.
“We have no regrets taking our people to the center. We have always played at the center, we are not playing party politics, we are playing politics that will be an advantage to our people, criticize me, no problems but we need resources, we need friendship with the center.”