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How Wike Orchestrated My Removal As Governor – Umahi

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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has claimed that the outgoing Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike was the reason the Federal High Court sacked him as governor sometime in 2022.

The Eastern Updates recalls that in March, 2022 a Federal High Court in Abuja had sacked Umahi alongside his deputy Kelechi Igwe,  with 15 lawmakers in the state over their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

The 15 lawmakers were elected on the PDP platform before they joined him in dumping the party for the APC. However, an Appellate Court later restored Umahi’s mandate.

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Speaking on the incident on Monday during the commissioning of the remodeled community secondary school, Okoro nu Odo, in Rivers State, Umahi said that he would never fight Wike again.

He pointed out that no one can fight the Rivers Governor and win.

He said, ‘First look at the decamping of G-3 governors – Cross River, Zamfara and Ebonyi; that is the stepping stone, of course governor Wike fought us; fought us very, very badly.

‘And when APC people said why are you supporting Wike, I said what did you do when Wike removed me in the first court as governor of Ebonyi State, you want me to come and fight again? I chose my fight, I said I will not fight the man again. But the truth is that if anybody thinks he can win Governor Wike in Rivers State, that is a joke taken too far. And I am very bold to say that.’

Meanwhile, Umahi has appealed to the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, to work towards integrating Wiki, into his government when he comes to power.

The Ebonyi State governor said Wike has “a lot to offer for the unity of the country” which would be highly beneficial to the Tinubu-led Federal Government.

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