- The endorsement of Governor Umahi for president one position by some students' has been faulted by the PDP
- The party said Umahi has no empathy for students and endorsing him is an embarrassment
- Recall that NANS recently endorsed the Ebonyi governor for the number one seat
The Ebonyi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has blasted the National Association of Nigerian Students for endorsing Governor David Umahi for the 2023 presidency.
This was disclosed in a statement by the state PDP publicity secretary, Silas Onu.
The party said NANS simply made a mockery of itself by endorsing a man who had zero empathy for the plight of students, Punch reports.
Recall that the association recently endorsed Umahi as their choice for the 2023 presidential race.
The PDP said:
“My immediate reaction was, President of what? It then dawned on me that NANS and the people (warriors) in Dave’s government are one and the same.
“No student body worthy of its name will endorse a governor who has zero interest in education. Once again, I challenge the governor to mention just one person that has received any form of scholarship from his administration since 2015. There is none and so, I won’t expect any response.”
In another development, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called for the relocation of those displaced due to the construction of a cargo airport in Ebonyi state.
The group made the demand in a statement sent to Legit.ng by its president, Ambassador Pascal Oluchchukwu, on Tuesday, March 9.
The AESID lamented that those affected have remained displaced from their ancestral homes since February 2020 due to the construction of the airport.
Recall that the AESID had earlier called on the security agencies in Nigeria to probe some political office holders in Ebonyi over the recent communal clashes witnessed in some areas of the state.
Oluchkwu had in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday. January 25, condemned the mayhem, alleging that it was politically motivated.
Meanwhile, the group recently commended the new commissioner of police in the state for acting with the utmost professionalism.
AESID noted that CP Aliyu Garba has discharged his duties without fear of favour since his resumption as the chief police officer of the southeast state.
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