"I Sacked Ebonyi PDP Caretaker Chairman for his involvement in Fraud", Gov. Umahi

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki
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Ebonyi state Governor, Chief David Umahi has alleged that he sacked, Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party, Ebonyi state, Elder Fred Udeogu as Chairman of State’s Capital City Development Board,owing to his involvement in frauds.

Umahi who made this known in a statement titled “Fred Udeogu: an author of confusion”, which was signed by his Special Assistant (SA) on Media, Mr Francis Nwaze, lampooned Udeogu for alleging that he was threatening his life, adding that he was merely showing signs of weakness.

Umahi noted that Udeogu had no moral rectitude to question his style of governance, as he had noting to offer, maintaining that his performances since he assumed office as Governor are there, for the public to judge.

Udeogu was quoted to have accused Umahi of embarking on white elephant projects that had no positive impact on the need and sufferings of the citizens of the State.

He also alleged that the Governor had discarded the development blueprint of the founding fathers of the state, and was running the state as his private enterprise

The Statement reads in part, “My attention has been drawn to a Social media post credited to the former Chairman of Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Board, Chief Fred Udeogu in which he senselessly attacked the personality of Governor David Nweze Umahi and the Government of Ebonyi State.

“Ordinarily, this response would not have been necessary but to save the discerning minds of the reading public from the nausea of trying to understand the State of mind of the wallowing author in his infantile publication.

“The general public is at the vantage position to judge whether any Government has done more infrastructural projects and human capital development than that of Governor Umahi.

“It is more regrettable that the person in question is someone who has been in power since 2007 yet has never attracted any project or goodwill to his people.

“It is also fitting to let the people know that the author, Fred Udeogu until his ill-fated selection as the purported factional acting Chairman of PDP had severally sent the Governor messages speaking fondly of him in appreciation of massive infrastructural projects in the State within so short a time, how possible is it that those projects he fondly talked about vanished immediately he became Acting factional Chairman of PDP such that he can not see any or does it mean that Udeogu suddenly became deaf and blind? your guess is as good as mine.

“It is also imperative to let the public know that the said Udeogu was sacked by Governor Umahi as the Chairman of Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Board for acts of fraud. Such is the pedigree of the man that is criticizing the unprecedented feats of the awards winning Governor.