The people of Udi North Constituency in Udi local government area yesterday paid a thank-you visit to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House, Enugu and unanimously reaffirmed their endorsement for his re-election in 2019.
The jubilant people of the area, comprising all the traditional rulers, stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), academics, market women and youths, among others, said they came to appreciate Governor Ugwuanyi for giving them a sense of belonging.
They added that the governor has recognized them in the scheme of things through political appointments and provision of infrastructure such as the construction of High Court Division in Awhum, the ongoing RAMP II road project from Egede to Awhum, and the recent approval for the construction of a General Hospital in Affah, among others.
Led by the Chairman of Udi local government area, Hon. Nestor Ochin and the member representing Udi/Ezeagu Federal Constituency, Hon. Dennis Amadi, the people reaffirmed their support for Gov. Ugwuanyi’s second term bid, reassuring him of 100 percent votes during the elections.
Speaking, Hon. Ochin commended the governor for the successful conduct of the PDP primaries in the state, stressing that the governor’s wisdom and commitment to participatory democracy ensured that “no single person decamped from our party in Udi” after the exercise.
“We were the first to commence reconciliation and everybody has joined our candidates to ensure that we win the elections and give you the highest number of votes”, the council chairman said.
In his remark, Hon. Amadi, who noted that “this is the first time we are experiencing infrastructural development in our area”, said: “You gave us Commissioner for Health; you gave us health facilities and you are collaborating with the federal government in the construction of Udi North ring road, and today proper rehabilitation of 9th Mile – Opi Nsukka road has commenced for ease of transportation during the Christmas celebration”.
Other speakers, such as Hon. Barr. Tahill Ochi; Chief Cosmas Agu, Hon. Sir. Chinedu Ani and Hon. Uche Agu, equally praised the governor for his inclusive leadership by recognizing their people in the governance of the state and reassured him that they are solidly behind his re-election bid in 2019.
Responding, Governor Ugwuanyi, who expressed delight at the caliber of leaders that paid the visit, commended the unity among the people and thanked them for the support, goodwill, solidarity and prayers.