Wife of Ebonyi state Governor, Mrs. Rachel Umahi, on Tuesday stated that she will leave office as the first lady of the state without any scandal.
Mrs. Umahi said she had no pending Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) visitation and that her name never appeared on the pages of newspapers because of her transparent life style.
She stated this during the opening ceremony of her new ultra-modern office at the Centenary City, new government house, Abakaliki.
The first lady noted that she will be leaving office at the expiration of her tenure, more gracious, more happy, more refined, more experience and more fulfilled. While she called on political leaders to ensure they end well in their administration.
She said; “Nobody checks the time more than the way I do and so, I am leaving the office more gracious, more happy, more refined, more experience, more fulfilled. Have you ever seen my name on the pages of newspapers for scandal? I don’t have pending EFCC visitation. If you want to rest, rest well. The world is enough for everybody but it is never enough for everybody with greed”.
Mrs. Umahi noted that patience, perseverance and listening ear are key to successful marriage and other achievements in life.
“A lot of people are wondering, its barely a year and some months to the end of this administration, why the noise. Let me remind you, the end of a matter is better than the beginning. The perfection of what is started by God almighty is the end and it is always the best.
“I want to teach my women patience, perseverance, God’s timing. If you want to end well in any relationship especially marriage, have a listening ear to that person God sent to you. Do not judge the book by the cover; grumbling, murmuring in a matter that you are not sure of, can lead you to hell fire.
“Those who are murmuring time is up, time is up, do you know, in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, there are two tenures of four years each . After four years, the people will now have the time to review if they want you again. if they do, you will come for another four years. So, immediately you are buying the form, you already know the expiring date of your first tenure”, she added.
She also called on women to make the new ultra-modern office very busy and vibrant by bringing up programmes that will impact on them positively, adding that she will continue to champion the well-being of women, the vulnerable and less privileged in the society.
In her remarks, the state Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria, (ALGON) Princess Nkechinyere Iyioku, commended Mrs. Umahi for all she has been doing for women.
She lauded her for giving women 40 percent during the 2015 general elections.
Stating; “During 2015 campaign, Ebonyi women asked for 35% but mummy, you gave us 40%. This the first time in the history of Ebonyi that more women are elected as local government Chairmen. This is the first time in the history of Ebonyi state that a woman is now the ALGON Chairman. This is the first time in the history of Ebonyi state that three women are elected in the state House of Assembly. This is the fisrt time in the history of Ebonyi state that 12 women are elected as members of the state exco”.
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