Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, at the weekend described other governorship aspirants in the forthcoming general elections as noisemakers, masquerades and Lilliputians. He said most of them don’t have anything to offer the people of the state.
Umahi made this known in Abakaliki while addressing stakeholders and health workers during the handover of tricycle ambulances to the 171 wards of the state. He expressed confidence that his administration would rule for eight years, but called on the stakeholders to keep praying for the state ahead of the next year’s elections. The governor lamented that his opponents were angry with the level of development his administration had brought to the people of the state and, however, urged people to forget about his opponents.
He said, “We are not yet satisfied and we want Ebonyians to know the best is yet to come, we will also give more attention to health, education, water in 2019. “Forget about noisemakers and masqueraders (oppositions). We are on course and our journey is for eight years. When you see certain noise being made, it is not ordinary. “But all this Lilliputians who say that they are contesting for governorship, what did they think they can offer? They have nothing to offer the people of the state, just forget about them.
“The devil is angry with the way we are developing the state and he is using his agents (opponents) to make noise, but our hands and minds are unto the Lord. And we shall deliver. I want to ask you to put the state in prayers. The lord who started it will accomplish it. And no power can stop it. “Some other states have election fever but we are comfortable in Ebonyi. We are not into election but we are into work, we are working. In our second tenure, we are going to have a functional teaching hospital,” he assured.