Understanding Umahi’s politics of ambivalence

Fri Jan 10th, 2020 - Ebonyi

If there is any state governor that knows the power of federal might and courts it that governor must be the Ebonyi State’s Chief Executive, Mr. David Nweze Umahi. As a politician who began his career as acting state chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umahi knows the rudiments of doublespeak and is an expert at killing two birds with one pebble.

Before his steady rise in politics from chairman of Ebonyi State chapter of PDP, Umahi’s trade as a civil engineering contractor and petroleum distributor made way for him in his home state, where political appointees nominated his firm for jobs from his Port Harcourt base.

Serving previously as party chairman and deputy governor under the administration of Chief Martin Elechi, Umahi knew that the power rotation arrangement would favour his Ebonyi South Senatorial District, he started currying the favours of PDP National Working Committee (NWC) members, particularly the then chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.




source: Guardian