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Enugu govt urges opposition parties to partner Gov. Ugwuanyi




Enugu State Commissioner for Information, Dr Godwin Udeuhele, has appealed to opposition political parties to close ranks with the state government and support it to move the state forward.

Udeuhele made the appeal on Friday in Enugu while reacting to the judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Ttribunal which upheld the election of Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as governor of the state.

He said that the decision of the tribunal had settled the fallout of the contest, adding that it was time for the citizens and residents to embrace peace for the benefit of the state.

“This victory was long awaited because the masses spoke and the judiciary has now confirmed it.

“The governor will now be at ease to continue to dish out dividends of democracy to residents of the state.

“I appeal to members of the opposition parties to close ranks with the governor and have the spirit of sportsmanship to move the state forward,” Udeuhele said.

The member representing Nkanu East Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Mr Paul Nnajiofor, said that the judgment was in favour of the truth.
“There is hope in judiciary no matter how long it takes for the truth to surface. I am happy that the judgment came at the right time because it will lift every other burden the governor may be facing,” he said.

Also reacting, Chairman of Ezeagu Local Government Area, Mr Emeka Ozoagu, said that the victory was well-deserved as the people spoke with one voice during the poll.

Ozoagu said that the massive turn-out of people at the venue of the tribunal, attested to the general acceptability of the governor.

“It is one thing to canvass an issue and another to prove it in court. People came to see how the mandate given to the governor will be upturned by the tribunal.

“We thank God for what has happened today because this is the man we want,” Ozoagu said.

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