By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Lady Monica Chidinma Eze has described as unfortunate and unnecessary the noise being generated about the removal of Prof Bernard Odoh as the Secretary to the Ebonyi State Government by Governor Dave Nweze Umahi.
According to Lady Eze, the President of David Umahi Nweze Akubaraoha Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA) a vibrant, virile grassroots NGO based in Abakaliki the capital of Ebonyi State, “I am not comfortable about the attention being generated about the ouster of the immediate past SSG, Prof Bernard Odoh as he doesn’t deserve such attention. This is a man who contested a senatorial post in an opposing political platform, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and failed woefully and Governor Umahi in demonstration of his magnanimity appointed such a character to the sensitive and key office of the SSG of the State.”
Lady Eze who also act as a Technical Assistant on Media to Governor Umahi described Prof Bernard Odoh as a modern Judas Iscariot, for having the audacity and impetus to attempt to disparage the person and personality of Governor Umahi in his good for nothing letter instead of being grateful to the Governor for resituating and reviving his political fortunes after failing woefully in his senatorial bid.
Monica Eze AKA Ada Ebonyi went further to congratulate the new Secretary to the Ebonyi Government (SSG), Dr Hygenius Nwokwu whom she described as a better and thorough politician whose inputs towards the PDP success during the 2015 general elections need not be overemphasized.
According to the fiery lady, Dr Nwokwu’s wealth of experience is what is needed at this period to revive and oil the once dormant office of the SSG during the inglorious era of Prof Odoh. We as an organization is convinced that Dr Nwokwu will bring to bear his past enviable experiences to regenerate the engine room of this administration based on his previous appointments as Commissioner for Education, Commissioner for Rural Development and Commissioner in the Ebonyi Civil Service Commission and as a Permanent Member in Ebonyi Secondary Education Board (SEB), Ada Eze highlighted.
The President of DUNAETA whose main goal is to ensure the re-election of Governor Umahi during the 2019 general elections highlighted that in the spirit of equity, justice and fairness, Governor Umahi must be allowed to complete his eight years tenure as the gang up to truncate this move will be the highest injustice against the Southern senatorial zone of Ebonyi State after that both the Northern zone of the State through Senator Sam Egwu and the Central Senatorial zone through Chief Martins Elechi were all allowed to complete their two terms bid.
The TA on Media to Governor Umahi reiterated that the NGO is not campaigning for the re-election of Governor Umahi because of politics but because Governor Umahi has redefined governance in Ebonyi State through his empowerment scheme that have touched almost every family in Ebonyi State. Apart from this, his infrastructural revolution is very visible even to the blind, his feats in the Education, Health talkless of the Agriculture sector where he has made the State a reference point and example to both the Federal Government and most of the State Governments. Nobody can deny the Visible Developmental Strides of the Umahi led Administration which makes his second term tenure bid none negotiable.
Monica reassured Governor Umahi not to be disappointed by the gang up and gathering of those who are jealous of his feats as their gathering is not of God Almighty as God who made him Governor with Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe as his Deputy when in the eyes of human beings it wasn’t possible will work out their re-election in His own way come 2019
The NGO President finally commended both the Conference of Commissioners and Conference of Special Assistants to Governor Umahi for their bold steps in condemning the pranks of Prof Odoh and his cohorts and disassociating themselves from their ignominious plot aimed at embarrassing the administration of Governor Umahi and urged them to stand united in their support to the present administration in the State so that collectively so as to take Ebonyi State to the promise land.