Updated: March 2, 2021
Technical Assistant (TA) on Media to the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Lady Monica Ada Chidinma Eze, has taken a swipe at the Spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Nwoba Chika Nwoba, over recent paradoxical and absurd comments credited to him, condemning the appointment of over 4,000 Ebonyians as Aides to the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Apostle David Nweze (FNATE, FNSE), the Lion of South East and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum,
Mr. Nwoba, had in a statement said the historic recruitment of over 4,000 aides is not something one should praise the governor for. Who are these aides and what impact are they going to make in the state? Nwoba had queried. “The governor should have used the money he is using to pay them to upgrade facilities at Ebonyi State University. He should have used the money to attend to the infrastructural needs of the state”, Nwoba further opined.
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Lady Monica Ada Chidinma Eze, in a press statement she personally signed and issued on Tuesday, and circulated to media houses in Abakaliki, the State capital of Ebonyi State, bemoaned the Ebonyi State APC image maker, stressing that since the creation of Ebonyi State, no administration has made a better impact in infrastructural development of the State than Gov. Dave Umahi have made, whose quest for transformation has turned the state into a construction site. Lady Monica said, it is not for nothing that the governor was recognised and awarded the “Best Governor in Nigeria award”. She said commitment to service delivery through infrastructural development which is a critical element of governance further earned Gov. Umahi the sobriquet ” Mr. Infrastructure”.
While advising Nwoba and the State Chapter of the APC to criticize constructively, as such falls within their rights as allowed by the Constitution and other Regional and International Human Rights Instruments, Lady Monica warned the opposition APC not to misconstrue the privilege as such may result to hate speech. She counseled Nwoba and his sponsors to toe the line of patriotism rather than turning themselves into enemies of the state.
Lady Monica Eze said, Nwoba, in his zealousness to please his paymasters went ahead to castigate the Governor for constructing an Ecumenical Centre that is billed to be the best decorated, furnished and largest place of worship in the entire West African region by a State Government. According to Nwoba, “Ebonyi does not need an Ecumenical centre”. “Such comment calls for a serious concern, “Lady Monica said.
By this stand, if Nwoba is given an opportunity to live at the time of King Solomon he would have queried God for commissioning King Solomon to build a temple for him. The likes of Nwoba fail to understand that Apostle David Nweze Umahi is not only on a divine mission but have demonstrated that he is a tool in God’s hands to change the fortunes of Ebonyi State and take Ndi-Igbo to greater heights.
One may not blame the APC Spokesperson as him and his sponsors are bereft of critical insights over the steaming revolution in Ebonyi State and sadly, still lives on the past, not knowing that Ebonyi State has moved ahead. According to him, “We have questioned the rate at which he appoints people who are from his party (PDP). We have condemned it because Ebonyi is a young state that lacks required basic facilities”. Are the PDP members appointed aides indigenes of Ebonyi State? if yes, why is the APC angry with it? The governor’s aide queried.
Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze, who also doubles as the Founder and President of David Umahi Nweze Akuburoah Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) averred that instead of condemnation, Governor Umahi deserves to be congratulated and commended for meaningfully engaging his people in governance in order to help them affect their immediate environment.
Lady Monica Chidinma Eze said, with the appointment made so far by the Governor, there is hardly any family in Ebonyi that does not have a representative in the present adminstration of Governor Umahi. She said the governor has indeed displayed rare, sterling and outstanding leadership tenets in public service.
TA Monica, further highlighted that no matter the position of the opposition, Governor Umahi has repositioned Ebonyi State as the fastest developing State in Nigeria ranging from urban and rural infrastructural development to healthcare, education, tourism, agriculture and education. She said Gov. Umahi’s legacies are scattered in the nooks and crannies of the state and are visible for even the blind to see.
The fact remains that Umahi has become an enigma and has earned himself much respect across all classes people in Nigeria who has turned the once mocked State into one huge construction site, with the construction of the Ebonyi International Shopping Mall, the biggest shopping mall in West Africa, the new Government House which is a site to behold, five best flyovers in Nigeria, etc., thus, transforming her into an Elderado.
TA Monica Ada Eze AKA Ada Ebonyi encourages her boss and uncle, Apostle Dave Nweze Umahi not to be distracted by those who are envious of his uncommon feats in the State and forge ahead in his divine mission in the politics of Nigeria while urging the good people of Ebonyi to continue to support Gov. Umahi in his determination to transform the state, Lady Monica called on the National Media and other independent assessors to continue to do their assessments in Ebonyi properly and inform Nigerians accordingly.