The Minister of Works, Mr David Umahi, has thanked Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State for ending the sit-at-home order enforcement in the state.
The former governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum, spoke when he inspected the collapsed bridge at the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, according to a statement by his media officer on Monday.
Umahi described the end of the sit-at-home in Enugu as a major step forward for the region.
“Let me thank you for being able to courageously stop sitting at home in Enugu State. It is a major thing you have done for the Igbo. It is a major thing you have done for the country,” he said.
He also congratulated Mbah on his victory at the Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, while advising the opposition in the state to stop wasting their time contesting Mbah’s divine and people’s mandate.
Umahi, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, said it was not about the party, but about the quality of the individual Enugu people had chosen to lead them.
The minister said that Mbah’s initiative to commence the reconstruction and dualisation of the Enugu – Abakaliki federal road up to the Ebonyi boundary was another display of people-driven leadership by a private sector person in governance.
He added, “I am happy that you came from the private sector. There is a very serious high hope by the steps you have rolled out. They are in tandem with Mr. President’s steps and I pledge to support him very seriously and I also pledge to support you. There must be a change. We must reset the country.
“I want to publicly say while congratulating you on the tribunal victory, that whoever is taking you to the court must stop wasting their time, as you are the people’s choice and for good reasons.
“So, we will continue to support and pray for you, and I urge whoever is distracting you that they should understand the step of God and know that you are divine and we are very proud of you.”
“When a man wants to engage in public affairs, you should find out about his background. You are a very successful private person and you are going to bring it to bear in this governance of Enugu State. And this Enugu is the pride of the entire South-East and of course, the East Central State.”
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