Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has threatened to sack any of his aides who insult President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media, Mr. Francis Nwaze on Thursday, September 26, 2019, Governor Umahi said anybody who wished to “throw unnecessary stones at any of the leaders should be ready to leave his government.”
He also warned that any of his appointees who “derived pleasure” in talking down his fellow governors across the country and their achievements should desist from doing so or have their appointment terminated. The statement reads:
“The Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi, has prohibited any of his political appointees from castigating or abusing the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.
“Doing such to any government or any governor in this country has no value to add to his administration.
“The Governor has advised that anyone who wishes to throw an unnecessary stone against any of the above-mentioned leaders, should, in his or her own best interest, get ready to leave his government as such will attract immediate sacking.
“Any posting, henceforth, against the President, any governor or government from any of his appointees will attract immediate termination of appointment by him.
“If you want to castigate the President, his government or any governor, you must leave Governor Umahi’s government first. How does such castigation help the governor’s government?”
Governor Umahi, in the build-up to the 2019 general elections, had described Buhari as his friend, despite their political differences.