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Popular Senator Resigns from 10th Senate 6 Weeks After Inauguration.

Popular Senator Resigns from 10th Senate 6 Weeks After Inauguration.

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Popular Senator Resigns from 10th Senate 6 Weeks After Inauguration.

BY:LUCKY KENEDY OSE

The senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial district, His Excellency Senator David Umahi has resigned from the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Umahi who is the current deputy majority leader of the Senate resigned to take up appointment as a Minister in President Bola Ahmed Tinubuโ€™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. โ€œWe are excited to welcome you to your abode. I never knew there is a lot of difficulties in wearing these shoes.

โ€œThe journey so far is turbulent but we are aware that with you on our side, we will make it possible.

โ€œAlso, 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.

โ€œThis 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 โ€“ 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. โ€œThere is no way you can write about me without having the name โ€œDavid Umahiโ€ in the center stage. My gratitude is not what my mouth will just be saying, itโ€™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 hadnโ€™t an office during his time as the Chairman of the Party. โ€œWe 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. โ€œWe 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 itโ€™s not the first time the governor is honoring him publicly. He further noted that Governor Nwifuru is an honest Man. โ€œOne thing you cannot take away from him is he cannot tell you a lie, itโ€™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. โ€œWithout Nwifuru, I would not have achieved what I achieved during my time. David Umahi is in Governor Nwifuru now.
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