- Governor Umahi of Ebonyi state has advised politicians to avoid insulting opponents
- Speaking at the Ebonyi state 21st anniversary, he urged all to engage in constructive criticism
- The governor also urged members of APC in Ebonyi to refrain from insulting him
On Sunday, October 1, at a gala-night to celebrate 21 years of the creation of Ebonyi and the 57th Independence anniversary of Nigeria in Abakaliki, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi advised politicians in the opposition not to insult those in government.
According to Umahi, it was better to criticise them constructively to enhance development. He also advised members of his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to refrain from insulting the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government.
Speaking about his homes state, the governor also urged members of APC in Ebonyi to refrain from insulting him and his government.
He said: “I always tell my people (PDP) that opposition at the centre is not about insults; I also advise the opposition in our state to tow the same line.
“Opposition is about constructive criticism, putting the leader in check and reminding him that he has not fulfilled the promises he made.
“It should not involve lying to the people, deceiving them and practising politics with bitterness and anger.
“I will ask our grandfathers who are tackling us to do so with wisdom and love because it is a shame that a grandfather would tackle his children."
Umahi also sais the PDP will continues to win in the state. “We have been holding the umbrella for an old man who was under the umbrella for eight years and we will take him to the boundaries of Ebonyi to sweep.
“We are standing on God’s mandate and not shaking because over 10,000 people are praying for us day and night to succeed and take the state to another level," he said.
Umahi also commended President Buhari for agreeing that the country needed to be restructured. “We will now talk, disagree, agree and arrive at decisions that will take the nation to greater heights and achieve the desired unity and development,” he said.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Ebonyi APC state working committee on Friday, September 8, denied the allegation that its members plotted against the rally held in support of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, September 4.
The allegation was refuted by the state woman leader of the party, Princess Adol Awam on behalf of other committee members.
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