BREAKING: The only Igbo man in Aso Rock is a photographer, Abaribe tells Umahi

By Editor on 20/11/2020

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“Let us assume Governor Umahi is bringing the South East, as he says, into the mainstream because that was what I heard yesterday. What is the mainstream? Is it the Aso Villa that belongs to all of us that you cannot find a single person from the South East, except a photographer?”

This was the question with which Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Araribe tried to paint the stark reality of lack of inclusion of Igbo people in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, a refrain, which has been coming out from the South East, since the President began to form his government in 2015.

It was a direct response to the claim of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, who said on Tuesday that he was defecting to Buhari’s All Progressives Congress  (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because the former ruling party, now in the opposition, did nothing for the South East in its 16 years in power.

Abaribe spoke on Friday as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily a followup to his earlier position that the PDP was unfazed by Umahi’ defection also believes, as the people would take a cue from the political situation of the country to decide on what to do in 2023, believed to be the major reason, Umahi made his move.

Stressing his argument, Abaribe, added: “Before every part of this country was represented in the Aso Villa, so when you want to do government business because sometimes government business is done from back channels, so if you have a problem or they want to do some consultations, you make a call into the Villa, you call to your countryman and say please can you tell oga this or that so that we can have this talk, there is none today inside the villa.

“There’s one guy, his name is Sunny, I think he’s a photographer. “So Umahi is going to talk to who? Ok, because he is governor he can talk to Chief of Staff, he can go to see the president but what about others?”




Posted on November, 20 2020

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