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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has described the award given to him by his Rivers State counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike as a recognition of the corporate and personal relationship between him and the governor.
In his acceptance letter to Wike dated December 1, 2022, which was obtained By The Eastern Updates, Umahi said that the award is in recognition of people with a shared vision and passion for the socio-economic prosperity of the states.
The governor who expressed joy over the award conveyed his acceptance of the offer to be awarded the Grand Service Star of Rivers State.
The award will be conferred on the Governor on the 3rd of December, 2022 at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Port Harcourt.
‘I view this as an inestimable honour and a rare stimulus on my modest contributions to nation-building.
‘Please Your Excellency, accept always, the assurances of the affectionate considerations, esteemed regards, and best wishes of my family, the government, and people of Ebonyi State,’ he said.
In another report, the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District in the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe hit back at the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike who had earlier said that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s brother (Abaribe) had dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after collecting money from them, saying that he will never serve the Rivers’ governor.
Speaking last weekend in Umuahia, the Abia State capital during the PDP flag-off campaign in the state, Wike had accused an Obingwa brother of Governor Ikpeazu of dumping the PDP after receiving the money he requested for.
Wike went on to hint that the said person whom he did not mention his name was denied the ticket of the PDP and is currently contesting for the 2023 election under another party.