The presidential ambition of Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi, seemed to have run into troubled water as members of his profession in the South East have told him to forget the idea since he could manage Ebonyi State.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Umuahia the Abia State capital, chairman of Association of South East Engineers, Engr Paul Nweke, said Umahi has no capacity to become the president of NIgeria.
Nweke said, it was unfortunate that a man who cannot trace the whereabouts of his fellow five engineers who came to embark on road construction in his State is talking of becoming the President of Nigeria.
“He could not arrest those hoodlums led by up one “Small” up till now and the same Governor has been jumping up and down to become the president of NIgeria, when you cannot maintain security in your little State” they said.
The engineers kidnapped were Nelson Onyemeh, Ernest Edeani, Ikechukwu Ejiofor, Samuel Aneke, and Stanley Nwazulum.
The engineers said the five engineers who were working in $150m African Development Bank (ADB) Ring road project at Ezza/Effium phase II in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have been missing since November 3, 2021 they were abducted by Ezza Warriors
Nweke said up till now they have not been seen or their corpse released if they have been killed by the warriors.
The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Aliyu Garba, on 28 of December 2021 despatched a special investigation team of Police officers to unravel the whereabout of the five engineers.
But unfortunately, when they went into the community the hoodlums felled trees to barricade and ambushed them.
In the ensuing gun battle three Police men were killed, five others were seriously injured and were now under intensive Care unit of a hospital in the State, yet these boys have not been arrested.
“If Umahi could not handle small Ezzea/ Effium crisis, how can he handle the crisis in the entire country like Boko-Haram, Banditory, High profile kidnapping with diverse and complex ethnic and religious challenges?
Nigerians should totally reject him at the level of his party.
He should keep his State in order before talking of leading NIgeria. said the engineers.
The engineers gave him 21-day ultimatum to rescue their colleagues alive but either they have been killed, they should release heir corpses for befitting funeral as Igbo costume requires.
And if after 21 days nothing happened then we shall mobilise other stakeholders for massive protest among other things, the engineers warned.