The chairman of the South-East governors’ forum, Chief David Umahi yesterday lambasted the organizers of ‘Handshake across the Niger’ conference for failure to intimate the governors of the area on the event.

The ‘Handshake across the Niger’ conference is scheduled to hold tomorrow, Thursday, in Enugu, during which the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunweshi and Obi of Onitcha are expected to be in attendance.
Umahi while addressing the local organising committee, LOC, of the event led by Capital oil CEO, Dr Ifanyi Ubah which took place at the exco-chambers government house Abakaliki said that Ebonyi state will not send any delegate to the conference.

He said the State was not carried along in the conception and planning of the meeting.

The meeting being organised by Nzukor Umunna, a socio cultural organisation affiliated to Ohaneze Ndigbo is aimed at x-raying the past, present and future of Igbo/Yoruba relationship and seek for ways to boost them.

He frowned at the neglect of the state in the organisation of the event, stressing that no notable Ebonyi person is in the committee organising the event.
Umahi also noted that the committee neglected to inform him of the event on time, adding that he decided to receive them because of the high regard he had for Mr Ubah.

He, however, promised to attend future engagements of the organisation if the abnormally was addressed.

“Igbo business men and industrialists should mind their business and stop meddling into politics like their counterparts from the North and Western part of the country”, he added.



  1. Gov. Umahi is talking “TRASH”. All the south east useless, efulefu governors, don’t deserve ANY recognition whatsoever.
    For his information, politics is not meant for governors, presidents and crooks like him alone. Man is a political animal and business men are not exempted.


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