New Ebonyi gov, Nwifuru, replies indigenes calling for his resignation


The newly inaugurated Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru, has replied to indigenes calling for his resignation barely a week after his administration came on board.

The governor said he refused to be pressured by any faceless group, who wants to pressurise him to form his cabinet.


Earlier, Naija News reported that an association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural in the Diaspora (AEISCID) challenged the governor to take full charge of his government or resign from office.

It was learnt that the President of the diaspora group, Pascal Oluchchukwu, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, alleged that the immediate past governor, David Umahi is still secretly running the affairs of the state.

He claimed that the electorates are yet to see any visible signs of governance and not even the appointment of his kitchen cabinet.

However, the governor in his reply through his Chief Press Secretary, Monday Uzor, has said he won’t allow any faceless group to push him around because the stand of the group does not determine if his administration is weak or not.

He said, “The Governor is taking his time to assemble professionals in various areas to help him drive down his policies and programmes and therefore will not be stampeded by any faceless group into rushing into appointments just to favour a certain group whose stock-in-trade is to fight every administration in Ebonyi State.