Mbah accepts victory, promises non-sectional government in Enugu

Enugu State Governor-elect, Dr. Peter Mbah, said, yesterday, that he would dedicate his tenure to service of the state, stressing that he will not run a sectional government.
Enugu State governor Dr. Peter Mbah
Dr. Peter Mbah

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Enugu State Governor-elect, Dr. Peter Mbah, said, yesterday, that he would dedicate his tenure to service of the state, stressing that he will not run a sectional government.

In an acceptance speech, Mbah regretted attempts made to create division between Nkanu and Nsukka people of the state using the election, but noted that those behind it have failed.

He was declared winner of the election, on Wednesday, after polling 160,895 votes to beat his closet rival, Chijioke Edeoga of Labour Party, who scored 157,552 votes.
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He said: “Under our administration, there can never be division between Nsukka and Nkanu or any other section of the state. We are all brothers and sisters. Those who attempted to create a wedge between us failed woefully. We were massively voted by every section of the state.

Those who wanted to create division among us had an ulterior motive. We resisted their machination and, today, we are coming together stronger. Our resolve is to eliminate the spirit of divisiveness from our state.”

He said the election that brought him to office was a keenly contested one, adding that the people of the state, by voting him into office, have made “huge investment for their tomorrow.”

He said: “I accept this victory with a grateful heart and with only one obligation: to devote every tissue of my flesh, the totality of my mind and spirit to the task of making Enugu State great.”
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