In what could be described as mother of rallies, the people of Enugu East Senatorial Zone of Enugu State trooped out in their large numbers for a solidarity rally in support of the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his good works in the state.
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, Hon. Frank Nweke unanimously endorsed Ugwuanyi for a second term in office.
They said the governor has engendered peace and good governance in the state, adding that his â€œuncommon leadership style has favoured the people of Nkanuland in so many ways.â€
The event, which was attended by other notable stakeholders of the zone, such as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi; Senator Gil Emeka Nnaji and his colleagues in the National Assembly; members of the State Assembly and State Executive Council, Council Chairmen, including Lady Jane Nnamani, wife of the former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani, among others, also witnessed the presentation an endorsement register signed by the stakeholders of the zone.
Moving the motion for the endorsement, Prof. Nnaji said the governor through his humility and passion for the development of the Enugu State â€œprovides good roads, especially in the rural areas and pays workersâ€™ salaries every month when some states were owing over six monthsâ€.
He disclosed that Gov. Ugwuanyi through his financial ingenuity has raised the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state and is â€œworking very hard to ensure that Enugu State Diagnostic Centre commences operation soonâ€.
Also speaking, the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon. Augustine Nnamani explained that rally was a mass gathering of all the people of Nkanuland in appreciation of the governorâ€™s â€œinclusive, people-oriented and development driven leadershipâ€, saying: â€œTodayâ€™s rally is highly symbolic because it was organised by the entire people of Nkanulandâ€.
Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ubosi said he was overwhelmed by the governorâ€™s peace and good governance initiatives in Nkanuland in particular and the state in general, stressing that he serves a second term to enable him complete the good works he has started in the state.
Responding, Ugwuanyi thanked the people of Nkanuland for their support, solidarity, goodwill, prayers and endorsement, urging them to intensify efforts towards the ongoing votersâ€™ registration for continuation of good governance in Enugu State.