THE people of Enugu North Senatorial District in Enugu State, yesterday 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 of 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, 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”.
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, 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 every nook and cranny of Enugu State” as well as other spheres of development such as education, health, security and investment drive, among others.