Thursday July 29, 2021 4:06 AM

Umahi’s Defection: Commissioner denies resigning, says Ebonyi now connected to “national grid”

Sunday Inyima, the Ebonyi Commissioner for Water Resources says that the news circulating that he has resigned from  from Gov. David Umahi’s cabinet is not true, adding that he cannot resign on facebook.

It will be recalled that the report of his purpoted resignation making the rounds on social media that he angrily resigned from the cabinet following Umahi’s defection from the PDP to the APC.

Inyima, popularly called ‘Agbalagba’ by his political associates made the remark on Saturday while addressing newsmen.

“I cannot recollect collecting my appointment letter from facebook or the radio station where I purportedly announced my resignation.

“I instead collected my appointment letter from the governor through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and will follow such channel if I intend to resign.

He added  that he did not attend the last state Executive Council meeting because he was at at World Bank regional water conference which took place at Enugu

“My absence possibly fueled speculations of my resignation but the trip to Enugu for the conference was approved by the governor.

“It is unfortunate that our people engage in gossip and back-biting and this was engineered by a particular political office holder from the area.

“The fake news of my resignation, however, showed me that I am still relevant and important and I am gratified over it,” he said.

He declared his support for the governor’s move to the APC saying that Ebonyi is now connected to national mainstream politics.

“It is time to connect Ebonyi and the South East zone to the national ‘grid’ (centre) and make it available where things are shared to other states and zones.

“We are now operating on an electric high tension and Ebonyi and the South East zone are qualified to produce the president of the country,” he said

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