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The senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial district, His Excellency Senator David Umahi has resigned from the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
An impeccable sources told IgbereTV that Umahi who is the current deputy majority leader of the Senate resigned to take up appointment as a Minister in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government.
The former governor of Ebonyi State was among the 28 ministerial nominees sent to the Senate for confirmation on Thursday by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Meanwhile the Minister Designate was treated to a heroic welcome by Ebonyi State Government at the presidential Lodge, Government House, Ochudo Centenary City, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Thursday, July 27, 2023.
The former Governor had a few days ago marked his Diamond Jubilee on earth and was celebrated by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru and the entire Ebonyi State Government today.
Speaking during the event, Governor Nwifuru underscored many remarkable and outstanding characteristics of Senator Umahi, how they met, and how detribalized he is. He commended the Governor for his many successful feats and congratulated him on his Birthday and his new appointment by the President of Nigeria as Minister. “We are excited to welcome you to your abode. I never knew there is a lot of difficulties in wearing these shoes.
“The journey so far is turbulent but we are aware that with you on our side, we will make it possible.
“Also, we are proud to tell the world who you are, we are proud because you lifted the face of Ebonyi State. You did not only build infrastructures in the state, you built Human beings.
“This celebration is unique in the sense that it is accompanied by lots of goodies. The Almighty ministerial list has been availed and it has your name there. You have many things going for you – you are exposed, you are intelligent.
The Governor noted many significant roles of Senator Umahi in his life dating from 2007 to the present and explained that his life story cannot be completed without Senator Umahi being prominently mentioned. “There is no way you can write about me without having the name “David Umahi” in the center stage. My gratitude is not what my mouth will just be saying, it’s something you show in action.
While reminiscing, the Governor recalled how Senator Umahi gave out his personal House as the party office when the party hadn’t an office during his time as the Chairman of the Party. “We used his house for party activities for one year plus.
In a promise, Governor Nwifuru remarked that a day will be set aside to Honour the former governor for his many developmental strides in Ebonyi State. “We will take a day to tell the world who you are. In our first 100 days in office, we will have projects you will commission for us.
In response, the Minister Nominee remarked that it’s not the first time the governor is honoring him publicly. He further noted that Governor Nwifuru is an honest Man. “One thing you cannot take away from him is he cannot tell you a lie, it’s like a lion giving birth to a lion.
He commended Governor Nwifuru for his roles during his time as Governor, explaining that Governor Nwifuru was an integral part of his administration. “Without Nwifuru, I would not have achieved what I achieved during my time. David Umahi is in Governor Nwifuru now.