Chief Nnia Nwodo yesterday explained why he had severally disagreed with the governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi on so many issues. This include the strangulation of Ohanaeze. Nnia Nwodo is the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Nwodo made this known while addressing governor Umahi. Prominent stakeholders of Ebonyi and investors from all over the country during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the state government and foreign investors at the ecumenical centre Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
“We have gone to see the governor of Imo state, I and the Obi of Onitsha who is the chairman, council of elders, in the name of Ndigbo. It remains the governors of Abia and Anambra states, who we will soon go and see.
“We have always seen one thing, each time we meet with any of these governors, what they are doing that is very impressive to the people of Ndigbo.
“We told the governor of Enugu state that among six states, the survey carried out in Nigeria, adjudged them viable. That their internally generated revenue reflected their capacity to sustain their recurrent expenditure. This is without recourse to the collection of the Federal government allocation. And it is a great credit.
“We told the governor of Ebonyi state yesterday and I was to say it again. That it is not too long that Ebonyi State was created. In five years that David Umahi governed Ebonyi, there has been unprecedented development which was never seen before.
“I happen not to agree with governor Umahi on several issues, including the strangulation of Ohanaeze”.