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Ugwuanyi gets reelection nod for 2019


Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu East senatorial district have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for reelection in 2019.

In a well-attended rally organised for the governor, the PDP faithful and scores of supporters said the incumbent administration has performed beyond doubt to continue beyond 2019.

The people of Nkanuland through a motion moved by the former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, seconded by the former Military Administrator of Abia State, Col. Anthony Obi (rtd) and put to voice vote by the former Minister of Information, Mr. Frank Nweke unanimously endorsed Ugwuanyi for a second term in office.


They said that Ugwuanyi has engendered peace and good governance in the state, adding that his “uncommon leadership style” has favoured the people of Nkanuland in so many ways.

The event, which was attended by other notable stakeholders of the zone, such as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Edward Ubosi; Senator Gil Emeka Nnaji and his colleagues in the National Assembly; members of the State Assembly and State Executive Council (SEC), council chairmen, including Lady Jane, wife of the former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, among others, also witnessed the presentation of an endorsement register signed by the stakeholders of the zone to the governor.

Moving the motion for the endorsement, Prof. Nnaji said that the governor through his humility and passion for the development of Enugu State “provides good roads, especially in the rural areas and pays workers’ salaries every month when some states owe over six months”.

He said Ugwuanyi, through his financial ingenuity has raised the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state and is “working hard to ensure that the Enugu State Diagnostic Centre commences operation soon.”

Also speaking, the State chairman of the PDP, Augustine Nnamani said the rally was a mass gathering of people of Nkanuland in appreciation of the governor’s “inclusive, people-oriented and development

Ubosi said he was overwhelmed by the governor’s peace and good governance initiatives in Nkanuland in particular and the state in general, stressing that he deserves a second term in office to enable him complete the good works he has started in the state.

Nnaji expressed gratitude to Ugwuanyi for entrenching peace and good governance in the state, disclosing that Nkanuland was the first beneficiary of his administration’s development projects through the reconstruction of Nike Lake Road and Abakpa Nike Road in Enugu East Local Government.

Responding, Gov. Ugwuanyi thanked the people for their support, solidarity, goodwill, prayers and endorsement, urging them to intensify efforts towards the ongoing voters’ registration for continuation of good governance in the state.

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