In what could possibly be described as a revalidation of their earlier endorsement of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for a second time period in workplace, the state’s staff and youths had whereas felicitating with the governor on Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary, reiterated their agency help for his re-election, declaring that they have been solidly behind him.
The enthusiastic staff and youths, who spoke individually via the state chairmen of Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and Nationwide Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe and Comrade Paschal Ugwu, respectively, stated the choice was based mostly on their conviction that the governor has continued to entrench good governance, cater to their welfare and promote peaceable co-existence and nationwide unity amongst residents of the state and past.
They described Gov. Ugwuanyi as a God-fearing, peace-loving, visionary, hardworking, unassuming, pragmatic and high-performing chief, whose type of governance is rare and memorable in the annals of the state.
Whereas labour applauded the governor’s big developmental strides and his immediate cost of salaries on the 23rd of each month, “whether it falls on a Saturday or Sunday”, the youth said that “our youth-friendly governor has actually delivered on his promises to the youth in particular and the people of the state in general”.
Reaffirming their valid trust in Gov. Ugwuanyi, the longer term leaders largely made up of scholars, reiterated that “with our 60% voting strength of the youth out of the number of eligible voters in Enugu State, we firmly re-assure you that your re-election is 100% guaranteed by God’s grace”.
They added that “youths in Enugu State are celebrating good governance and the peaceful atmosphere in the state, made possible through His Excellency’s sound vision and humble disposition”.
On the a part of the employees, they maintained that Ugwuanyi “is a governor who has made workers’ welfare his first priority”, disclosing that “he paid June and July salaries even when FAAC did not sit for two months”, which they famous “is not obtainable anywhere”.
In response to them, “we are supporting his second term bid, and every other endeavor beyond his 2nd term, we will always stand by him. We have never had it so good before. For the first time we are having a governor who has a listening ear. He has compassion for workers and carries labour along in taking decisions that affect them.
“So, we are delighted to say that in the three and half years of Ugwuanyi’s administration, the labour has fared very, very well in Enugu State. The workers are happy”.
It’s subsequently, noteworthy that the reassurance from the employees and youths, which got here on the eve of the colorful and hitch-free governorship main election of the ruling Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) in Enugu State, was a morale booster to Gov. Ugwuanyi, whose emergence because the get together’s flag bearer made historical past, being the primary governor of the state to contest in the gubernatorial main election of a political celebration as a sole aspirant.
The consequence of the first election was a revalidation of the sooner endorsements by each organ of the social gathering in the state, which consequently culminated in the gale of endorsements from nearly all spheres of the society, together with leaders of spiritual and conventional establishments in addition to opposition political events.
The overwhelming help accorded the governor by his social gathering women and men in the course of the primaries, was additionally a affirmation of the arrogance they repose in him as a fantastic achiever who has made peace, good governance and participatory democracy the hallmark of his administration.
One exceptional facet of the simply concluded PDP primaries in Enugu State is that this was the primary time the individuals (social gathering members) have been allowed to elect those that will fly the celebration’s flags in all of the elective positions on the basic election. Kudos should subsequently go to Gov. Ugwuanyi for deepening the tentacles of inner democracy in the social gathering.
Previous to the stated main election, the ward chairmen of the PDP from Enugu West Senatorial Zone, throughout their solidarity go to to the governor on the Authorities Home to reaffirm their help for his re-election, applauded him for entrenching participatory democracy in the state. They stated that the governor’s management fashion has rejuvenated the celebration’s organs on the grassroots, in accordance them their rightful place in the scheme of issues as “proud ward leaders”.
They subsequently aligned themselves with the eight years rotational settlement among the many three senatorial districts of the state for the workplace of the governor, stressing that each one palms have to be on deck to make sure that the governor completes the remaining four-year tenure of the Enugu North Senatorial Zone for the place to rotate to the subsequent zone.
Addressing delegates on the primaries, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, expressed delight that it was the primary time in the previous 21 years of his lively participation in politics, that the PDP can be having a sole aspirant in addition to a non-contentious governorship main election.
He subsequently recommended Gov. Ugwuanyi for holding the forte for the celebration and state, saying: “Today we have not only a governor who has performed very well, he has also entrenched peace in Enugu State”.
Declaring Gov. Ugwuanyi because the get together’s governorship candidate after polling 2,782 valid votes out of complete votes forged of two,859, by the delegates, the Chairman of the 5-man State Electoral Committee that carried out the primaries, Senator Ambuno Zik, recommended the peaceable environment in the state, describing the governor as “a humble,
indefatigable and amiable” chief, who’s a lot beloved by his individuals.
His phrases: “I’ve to say from my coronary heart that this nice man is humble, this nice man is indefatigable, and this nice man is amiable. Speaking about humility, truthfully he’s anyone who’s humble and should you meet him, you meet humility. He has the worry of God and let him proceed in that path.
“Speaking about being indefatigable, this man is an achiever. I by no means knew he was a silent achiever till I got here to Enugu. They are saying motion speaks louder than voice. He’s creating each a part of the state and that’s the reason I stated he’s indefatigable.
“Talking about being amiable, this very man is a magnet when you come near him. He is like a magnet attracting people and you cannot help but like him. That is why I say he is amiable. You have a great governor. From what I saw, I have no doubt in my mind that he is going to achieve more in his next 4 years. His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu) your people like you”.
From the foregoing, it’s an proven fact that Gov. Ugwuanyi is probably the most cherished and celebrated governor of Enugu State. He has maintained an in depth relationship with the individuals, each the lowly and the extremely positioned, making certain that they’re always rewarded with good governance because the true heroes of democracy.
This milestone ideology is in maintaining together with his imaginative and prescient to “deploy government services to create fair and equal opportunity for every willing citizen to make a living and create wealth, educate our children, and enjoy life in a peaceful and secure environment”.
It’s also focused at assuaging the struggling of the plenty, particularly in the agricultural areas, the place nearly all of the individuals stay, to make sure that lengthy uncared for communities are remembered accordingly.
Consequently, Gov. Ugwuanyi regardless of the nation’s financial challenges and the state’s lean assets, has left his footprints in the sands of hitherto uncared for communities, comparable to Amurri, Ngenevu, Iva Valley, Ogbaku, Eha Amufu, Abakpa Nike, Emene, Nsukka, and Ngwo (Milliken Hill), amongst others, to the amazement of the dwellers, by means of his administration’s time-honoured grassroots improvement interventions.
His quite a few landmark achievements and sterling efficiency throughout the three senatorial districts depict his power of management and rewarding expertise in the direction of enhancing the dwelling normal of the individuals, in line together with his social contract with them.
On financial indices, the governor has taken revolutionary and much reaching measures which have strategically engendered sustainable progress in the state’s assets for steady provision of the event wants of the individuals, in a prudent and clear method.
As a pacesetter, his administration’s initiation of a month-to-month, cherished N50,000 empowerment scheme for real merchants in the state regardless of state of origin, faith or ethnicity, gained by means of open lottery throughout the 54 designated markets, has profusely introduced nice fortunes to their numerous companies – a feat which different governments in the nation have continued to emulate.
The peoples’ governor additionally deserves commendations for the ‘one community one project’ programme , which earmarked N10 million every for the 458 autonomous communities in the state to allow them execute precedence tasks of their selection, amongst different sundry interventions aimed toward empowering the individuals, particularly the ladies, youths and the underprivileged, to enhance their dwelling commonplace.
A number of days in the past, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, whereas in Enugu for the state’s version of the Nationwide Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinic, recommended Gov. Ugwuanyi for his administration’s unceasing cooperation with the federal authorities in the development of the set aims of the empowerment programme in the state and past.
Prof Osinbajo, who stated he was “extremely delighted” with the “kindness and warm reception” the state authorities has all the time accorded him every time he visited Enugu State, additionally applauded the governor for “the very great steps” his administration has taken in the expansion and improvement of the MSME programme.
The Vice President added that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration “is doing very well for the MSME” and in advancing the curiosity of small entrepreneurs, stressing that “the governor deserves a warm applause for the great works he has been doing”.
The above narrative – the tip of the iceberg of Gov. Ugwunayi’s exceptional achievements – gave rise to the wide selection of endorsements for the governor’s re-election in addition to the peoples’ valid trust in him to proceed to steer the state to greatness past 2019.
It’s subsequently anticipated of the individuals of Enugu State to proceed to encourage and help the visionary management in the state for them to take pleasure in extra democracy dividends in a peaceable and safe environment as “the true heroes of democracy”
Enugu State is actually in the palms of God!
Amoke writes from Enugu State
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