Former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has accused Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State of being the only Governor in Nigeria that organises dinner on the street.
In an open letter to the Governor, Sen. Ayim equally accused Umahi of being after his life and alerted President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Sen. Ayim, “Pastor Ononye was the pastor to Gov. Umahi’s campaign organization in 2015. Midway into his term, he requested the pastor to start praying for the next term.”
“The pastor declined to be part of his second term agenda. He was so enraged that he walked the pastor out. The following day he accused the pastor of murder and that he was running an illegal school. He unleased security agents against the pastor. The pastor’s school with about 900 pupils was closed till today. On the 2nd of June 2017 while the church was having a night vigil with some widows, he sent security agents to go and close the church.”
“They manhandled and threw the women out into the rain and seven days later, one of the women died. That wicked act has continued to hunt Governor Umahi till date. It is obvious that the spirit of error has come upon him. Gov. Umahi was told that the only way he could win the election was if he ate on the street. Governor Umahi quickly organized a State Banquet on the street at Udensi roundabout and Ebonyi people attended without knowing that it was a ritual dinner. Only Gov. Umahi knows how many Ebonyians that have died mysteriously after that dinner.”
“Gov. Umahi is the only governor in Nigeria that organizes dinner on the street. Since I got to know the reason behind the street dinner, I stopped attending his functions. After he won the election, he arranged for his close associates to reconcile the pastor and himself. When he was asked why he did not keep his promises, he replied that he was not God that keeps promises.”
Since Umahi’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, there have been accusations and counter accusations between Sen. Ayim and Umahi.