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Ohanaeze youths name Ugwuanyi best governor

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
18 December 2020   |   4:11 am
The youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Worldwide) has honoured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the best and most peaceful governor in Igboland.

The youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Worldwide) has honoured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the best and most peaceful governor in Igboland.

While conferring the honour on Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, leader of the organisation, Arthur Obiora, disclosed that the decision was based on objective assessment of governance in states of Igboland.

Obiora said the body devoted time and resources to tour the South East zone to assess the performance of various governors on infrastructure, security, peace and good governance, among others.

“We searched very well and found out that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State is the best and most peaceful governor,” he stated.Stressing that the honour was given to the governor on merit, the youth leader dispelled insinuations that the honour might have been lobbied for.

Obiora added: “Ugwuanyi has remained focused, calm and steadfast in discharge of his responsibilities to the people of Enugu, despite the nation’s various challenges.

“Today, we – youths of the the South East, Rivers, Delta and Anioma ­– came together and said that he (Ugwuanyi) is the best and the most peaceful governor in the South East and Igboland.”

He disclosed that Ugwuanyi was the only governor in Nigeria that supported the youth group with palliatives during the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Describing Ugwuanyi as a youth-friendly governor, Obiora commended him for providing leadership in the zone “without making noise,” revealing that they came to appreciate his good works and uncommon governance style as well as to encourage him to do more.

The Heroes Award of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing (Worldwide) was also presented to Ugwuanyi in recognition of his commitment to the progress of Igboland.