Prominent stakeholders in Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu State under the umbrella of “Friends Initiative for Gburugburu/Peter Mbah”, have reassured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of their unflinching support for him to represent Enugu North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.
The Uzo-Uwani people also reaffirmed their support for the governorship candidate of the PDP in Enugu State, Barr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, his running mate, Barr Ifeanyi Ossai, and all other candidates of the party in the state.
Speaking when they visited the governor at the Government House, Enugu, the coordinator of the group, Rt. Hon. Anthony Chigbo, acknowledged the array of Uzo-Uwani political leaders who came for the visit, pointing out that they were united, resolute and determined to deliver on their mandate.
Chigbo who pointed out that the chairman of Uzo-Uwani LGA, Hon. Chukwudi Nnadozie is part of the group but was unavoidably absent because of an official engagement, maintained that “wherever the PDP is, is where this group is.”
He added that they have mobilised massively and will continue to mobilise the people of the LGA to vote for the PDP and its candidates in the 2023 elections.
Reiterating their support, the group’s coordinator told Gov Ugwuanyi that “just as you will not lose one vote in Uzo-Uwani, we assure you that Barr Peter Mbah will also not lose one vote in Uzo-Uwani.”
Corroborating the coordinator’s remarks, the group’s treasurer, Dr Romanus Ezike, added that “what we have come here for is reassurance for 2023,” revealing that “as we are coming here, our various villages have asked our senior members to come and reaffirm our commitment to you.
“We want to simply reassure you, Your Excellency, that the people gathered here and those at home are ready and willing to work for the success of our party.”
Other speakers such as the group’s deputy coordinator and former PDP chairman of Uzo-Uwani LGA, Chief Albert Eze; the group’s state publicity secretary, Barr Barth Ezea; the group’s patrons, Hon. Daniel Okweli and Prof Chris Chukwurah; Chidiebere Otti and Dr Godwin Chinonso Anigbo, spoke in the same vein, extoling the governor’s remarkable achievements including the establishment of the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, Enugu State and the attraction of the Federal Polytechnic, Ohodo, Igbo-Etiti LGA.
They stated that their people were delighted that Gov Ugwuanyi is the first leader in Enugu North senatorial district in particular and Enugu State in general to record such feats that had only been achieved by the late Nnamdi Azikiwe who attracted the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) to the area.