By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu
From Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu, Abakiliki
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has solicited partnership with media organisations for the development of the state.
This is as the governor has tendered apologies to Messrs Chijioke Agwu and Peter Okutu, Sun And Vanguard Newspapers Correspondents in the state.
DAILY ASSET recalls that the two correspondents were recently banned for life in the state by the governor.
Umahi in a live broadcast considered his action unfortunate and blamed it on anger.
According to him, ”I have directed that The Sun and Vanguard reporters be invited to join us. The unfortunate incident with the press was not intentional. But I am asking everybody to disregard what has happened. Because, we are all partners in progress and let us work together.
The governor said however, ” I will advice that you, please cross check your information before publication. There are some certain write-ups that people are not happy about. But I have said please let everybody down tools in love and work together. I specifically asked that the Sun and Vanguard reporters be invited, because as a father, when you beat a child with one hand ,you bring the child back with another hand.
“I believe strongly that if anybody wants to intentionally bring you down he can’t pull you down standing, he will certainly go down with you. And you may even rise above him. But the single way to be happy in life is to be happy with success. I want to invite the press for partnership and also ask them to also please help us build the state,” the governor said.