Ebonyi Indigenes Lambast Umahi for donating 300 bags of rice to Abuja
The Governance and Accountability Panel, the Ebony Indigenous Diaspora State Association, AESID, criticized Gov. David Umaha for allegedly donating at least 300 25kg bags of branded rice to the current federal director as a Christmas reward.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the aforementioned bags of rice, which were to be delivered to the federal director on duty, were mistakenly delivered to Human Rights Radio Abuja.
In the viral video, a concerned driver was seen transporting the aforementioned rice from the capital of Ebony state, Abakaliki, to Abuja, who complained that he had not been paid money because he had delivered the rice to the wrong address.
The head of the radio station, commonly known as the Berekete family, Ahmed Musa, was also spotted in the videotape, paying the driver $ 50,000 in delivery money and donating 10 bags of rice which he delivered to the driver.
The average president, as he is affectionately known, criticized the state government for distributing 25 kg of vintage rice to a rich man while poor government officials were living in extreme poverty.
In a statement in Abuja on Monday, AESID President Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu described the incident as “the unusual but embarrassing behavior of Santa Claus, Ingres, Governor of Ebony State. David Umahi and his team. “
The group stated that the governor’s actions broke all logic of compassion, adding: “Since the Ebony State government will in some cases distribute less than 5 kg bags of rice to two government officials, and in most cases less than 5 kg more to Workers, but it sends 300 sacks of rice to one federal public service director, who can usually afford what to eat this Christmas.
“We also remind you that the Governor of Umaha himself pledged US $ 10,000 to government employees as a Christmas bonus, a promise that we have securely collected has not yet been fulfilled at the time of this press release. However, the greedy and over-ambitious Umahi spends our very limited resources on those who may not need them, simply to curry favor with the northern oligarchs in his new fugitive venture.
“This heinous walk proves that our claims are true, that the Governor of Umaha ultimately provoked the sheer poverty that is now the norm in our dear state. Governor Umaha has no human feelings and does not feel the pain and suffering of Ebony.
“We condemn this shameful robbery and squandering of Ebony’s meager resources by a man who claims to be a father but chose to focus on simple frivolity, using more decorative flyovers to fool some gullible Nigerians. Our people are truly suffering hardships under the Umaha regime, which is fighting to convince the world that Ebony became Eldorado because of its many deceptive cosmetic projects. “
The group then called on the state government to speak up and offer an unconditional apology to the residents of Ebony within 48 hours, adding that the silence will no longer be golden.
“Finally, we call for a more humane approach to governance by the administration led by Umaha, which has already caused so much suffering to our dear people. We believe that this should be enough, ”the statement says.
Source: – Daily Nigeria