Nwodo The former Governor of old Enugu State and
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr.
Okwesilieze Nwodo has extolled the leadership virtues of Governor
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a “fantastic
manager” of the state’s resources to positively touch the lives of
the people. Dr. Nwodo also said that Gov. Ugwuanyi is a leader
who fears God and cares for the people especially the lowly and
less-privileged, stressing that he deserves a second term in office.
The PDP former national chairman spoke during the well attended
civic reception organized in honour of Gov. Ugwuanyi by the
people of Uzo Uwani local government area in recognition of peace
and good governance in Enugu State, and inauguration of
Gburugburu Movement in the council area. Dr. Nwodo, who listed
the remarkable achievements of Gov. Ugwuanyi in Enugu State in
spite of meager resources of the state, maintained that there is
every reason for the governor’s re-election in 2019, saying: “We
have a good export not only to Enugu State but also to Nigeria”.
He therefore, urged the people of the area and Enugu State at
large to take the message to their domains for them to continue to
enjoy more dividends of democracy. Also speaking, a renowned
Senior Advocate of Nigeria from the council area, Ofodile Okafor
also applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his outstanding leadership
qualities, saying: “I have seen a character who has affected me”.
Okafor added that the governor has “done very well in office” and
is also “a man who is leading his people in honesty and
transparency”. According to him, “I don’t need anything from the
government. But I m here to say the truth as it is. He (Ugwuanyi)
has put smiles on the faces of the people. Our governor is doing
very well and that is why the whole of Enugu State is behind him”.
Another speaker from the council area, Hon. Oliver Odenigbo, who
defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the past,
equally commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for entrenching peace and
good governance in the state, disclosing: “Today, we are
witnessing great dividends of democracy in Enugu State and
enjoying the goodness of Governor Ugwuanyi”. Earlier in his
opening address, the Executive Chairman of Uzo Uwani LGA, Hon.
Fidelis Ani, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for his “sterling performance”
in the state, especially in the areas of peace, security and
provision of critical infrastructure. “In the area of critical
infrastructure, Your Excellency’s caterpillar revolution has made
visible impact in these communities in Uzo Uwani – Ugbene, Abbi,
Nimbo, Igga, Asaba, Ojjor and repair of collapsed bridge at Asaba
and other people-oriented projects”, the council chairmen stated.
In his remark, the Director-General of the Gburugburu Movement,
Uzo Uwani LGA, Dr. Steve Okolo, stated that it was because of the
numerous achievements of Gov. Ugwuanyi in the state that the
people of the area “resolved to be part of this moving train – the
Gburugburu Movement”. Other speakers, such as Senator
Chukwuka Utazi of Enugu North Senatorial District, Hon. Princess
Stella Ngwu who represents Igbo Etiti/Uzo Uwani in the Federal
House of Representatives, Chief Maxi Ukuta, etc, lauded the good
works of the governor in Enugu State and called for the continued
support of the people for him to render more selfless service in
the state. Gov. Ugwuanyi who thanked God for His grace to
entrench peace and good governance in the state, also appreciated
the people of the area for their support, solidarity, goodwill and
prayers. He pointed out that the essence of the Movement was to
have peace, unity and progress in the state and appealed to the
people to sustain the existing peace in the state for them to enjoy
more dividends of democracy.