Lagos-Calabar Highway: Umahi’s dangerous dimensions

It is good to get many sides of a man before situating his actions. Since a colleague told a story of the minister of works, David Umahi, his journey to the limelight and the point at which he changed direction, it has become easy to understand his fleeting attitude to national issues. It was about Umahi’s predicament at a time he was deputy governor in Ebonyi and what happened after.

He said: “Umahi was a member of my Church-Christ Embassy until 2015. In 2011, he was at our Annual Convention in Lagos, with his wife. He came in tears, crying like a baby, complaining how his principal, Governor Martin Elechi was treating him worse than a ‘shoe-shiner ‘.

“Pastor Chris (General Overseer of Christ Embassy) said we should pray for him. We all did, fervently. He was told that whether Elechi liked it or not, he (Umahi), would succeed him as governor of Ebonyi state. It came to pass. Soon after, unwholesome stories emerged about Umahi. He left the church”.

That speaks on the character of the man – a common trend with gold diggers, who the moment they attain their goal, turn against everyone, including their benefactors.

16th century English playwright, poet, and actor, William Shakespeare, situated such characters in his great work, Julius Caesar. He wrote; “It is a common proof that lowliness is young ambition’s ladder, whereto the climber upward turns his face. But when he once attains the upmost round, he then unto the ladder turns his back, looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend”. That is David Nweze Umahi, a man of brief size and narcissist tendencies.Monarch

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