The governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has replied to his Rivers counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike.
This is as the governor disclosed that Wike parades himself as God and even went further to insult him on national television.
“I became a billionaire at 25, so not just because he (Wike) is packing money that is public funds, he now loses control. Let him challenge me to a debate and we will start from childhood”, Gov Dave said.
The duo was trading words following the court verdict on Governor Umahi and his deputy, Eric Igwe over their defection to the ruling APC, as Wike boast he is behind the process.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has labelled the governor of Rivers state Nyesome Wike as an illiterate who drinks a lot of alcohol. Wike had earlier boasted that he was behind the ordeal of David Umahi, whose defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, led to a court judgment sacking him as governor of Ebonyi state.
Reacting to Wike’s remarks, Umahi said Wike acts like he is God, PM News report. Asked in an interview if he and his unnamed counterpart had personal grouse aside the politics of decamping to APC, Umahi said:
“Probably the difference between us will be our faith. I serve the living God and he probably takes a lot of alcohol. I don’t drink. So that is the difference between us otherwise he remains my friend and my brother and I have nothing against him”.
The governor was reacting to a statement credited to Wike on his current travails.
Umahi, who addressed State House correspondents after the All Progressives Congress (APC) governours meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, branded the Rivers governor a serial traitor following the latter’s admission that he was behind his ordeals at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Asked whether his presidential ambition has died he added:
“It could be just your own imagination because there is no such thing. You can see us in the various media houses, social media. You can see my supporters everywhere, you can see my consultation.”