The people of Enugu North Senatorial District of Enugu State have unanimously endorsed Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for a second term in office.
Rising from a colourful and well attended zonal mega rally of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) held at the Government Field Nsukka, the people of the zone said they are very impressed with Governor Ugwuanyi’s sterling performance in spite of the nation’s daunting economic challenges.
They noted that the governor has created an ambiance for peace, security and uncommon transformation of the entire state through his peaceful disposition and grassroots development initiatives.
The historic event witnessed a warm border reception at Opi junction and brief stop over at St. Charles’ Parish, Opi; St. John’s Parish, Ugwuorie; Ogige Market, Nsukka and Church of Transfiguration (Anglican Communion), where special prayers were offered to the governor for his re-election in 2019, God’s protection and guidance.
Speaking at the rally, the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, Rt. Hon. Princess Stella Ngwu, on behalf of the people of the zone, disclosed that the major aim of the event was to celebrate Gov. Ugwuanyi’s achievements in three years in spite of “the dwindling revenue from crude oil and economic recession”.
Hon. Ngwu added that another reason for the rally was to endorse the governor for a second term in office, recalling that the other two senatorial zones of the state had endorsed him for re-election.
She said that “while many states were struggling to pay workers’ salaries with bailout funds, His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State, was busy exploring means and options to be less dependent on revenue from the Federation account”, even when Enugu is not yet recognized as an oil producing state.
The committee Chairman commended the governor for “the massive infrastructural development going on in all nooks and crannies of Enugu State” as well as other spheres of development such as education, health, security and investment drive, etc.
Also speaking, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, who eloguised the governor’s uncommon leadership style, added that his footprint is unprecedented, declaring: “The only party we have is Gburugburu and PDP”.
Senator Utazi disclosed that the people of Nsukka zone have also unanimously agreed to purchase the party’s nomination form for the governor, in appreciation of the peace and good governance he entrenched in the state.
Moving the motion for endorsement, former PDP National Chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, told Gov. Ugwuanyi that the zone was proud of him for entrenching peace and good governance, as well as equitable distribution of amenities, maintaining that it is a great thing that “Enugu East and West Senatorial zones are saying that you will go for a second term in office”.
Seconding the motion, Chief Maximus Ukuta, who expressed delight with the mammoth crowd at the rally, said he was convinced and satisfied with the governor’s remarkable achievements in the state.
The motion was therefore, unanimously adopted with a loud ovation by the jubilant crowd after Senator Fidelis Okoro put the motion to a voice vote.
Other speakers, namely the party’s zonal Chairman, Rt. Hon. Nze Michael Onyeze; Leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu; popular Nollywood actors who witnessed the event in solidarity with Gov. Ugwuanyi, such as Nkem Owoh (Osuofia), Pete Edochie and John Okafor (Ibu), all praised the governor for his good works, humble disposition and peace initiatives, stressing that he deserves a second term in office.
Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Edward Ubosi; PDP National Youth Leader, Rt. Hon. Sunday Udeh Okoye; State Chairman of the Party, Engr. Augustine Nnamani and other public office holders also graced the epoch making event.