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Austin Umahi who is the brother to Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has rejected an appointment which was given to him as the secretary of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
The younger brother of Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi had also issued a statement on Thursday in Abakaliki.
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Umahi thanked everyone who congratulated him on the appointment.
“I am humbled by this show of love but regret to inform you that I declined the appointment.
“This is because it is best for job seekers, retired civil servants or anyone who loves the job.”
Umahi said at his age and work experience, he is not in doubt of what he wants in life.
He advised anyone interested in the position to approach the governor “to do the needful”.
“This is because to my knowledge, the position is still vacant,” Umahi said.
Austin Umahi won the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary for Ebonyi South Senatorial District. He later conceded to the governor who failed to clinch the party’s presidential ticket.
The party fixed a re-run primary for July 31 in compliance with a Federal High Court ruling against Dave Umahi.
In another report, the Chairman of the Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Stanley Okoro-Emegha, has claimed that an aspirant for the party ticket for the Ebonyi South District, Ann Agom-Eze, withdrew from the race for Governor David Umahi, contrary to her claim.
Mr Okoro-Emegha said this on Tuesday in Abakaliki when he reacted to Mrs Agom-Eze’s claim that she did not withdraw from the race.
He pointed out that Mrs Agom-Eze’s withdrawal letter was sent to him from the party headquarters, Abuja.
‘The national secretariat acknowledged and forwarded the letter to me,” he said.
‘It is therefore demeaning to say that the governor is fighting with the woman over the ticket.
‘We are, however, ready to obey the Abakaliki Federal High Court’s ruling for a re-run of the primary election,’ he said.
He said the matter was an internal party affair, as Mrs Agom-Eze was a member of the APC.
‘We are ready to conduct the primaries anytime, provided it conforms to the timeline of the Independent Electoral Commission.
‘APC is a party which believes in the rule of law.’