Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election, the Coalition of Governorship Candidates of Political Parties in Enugu State, has unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for re-election “to complete the good work you have started in our state.”
Briefing newsmen during a solidarity visit to the Government House, Enugu, the candidates of different Political parties, through their co-coordinator, Dr. Vicgenial C. Odumejemba, of National Conscience Party (NCP), said the endorsement was in recognition of the “sustainable security and peace in the state.”
The Governorship Candidates added that the decision was also taken based on governor Ugwuanyi’s “humane and down-to-earth dealings with issues, without discrimination” and “prudent spending and refusal to embark on unnecessary loans as an economic expert and debt manager.”
They said the governor has been “carrying along all political parties in the state and running an all inclusive government.
“The former governors, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani and Sullivan Chime served eight years each, and Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will be supported to serve eight years as well.”
Dr. Odumejemba said: “Twenty-six governorship candidates of political parties in Enugu State unanimously gave this endorsement. We are provisionally 39 in number, but, about 19 of us are here for this briefing.”
Pledging to mobilize their teeming supporters to vote massively for governor Ugwuanyi, the candidates stressed: “We are committed to working together with the government, to ensure peaceful election in the state. There will be no recruitment of thugs, no character assassination and hate speech, which ruins relationship. No buying or selling of votes, and all our votes will go to Ugwuanyi.”
Other prominent candidates in the delegation, who were accompanied by Chief Adonys Igwe, the Director General of Political Parties Strategic Forum, include, Frank Emeka Ugwu (ANDP); Chinedu Anuche (KOWA); Dr. Gerald Abonyi (Labour Party); Anthonia Nwobodo (A.C.D); Mrs. Ifeoma Nnoli Udeze (MPN); and Ibekwe Chukwuka Carly (GDPN), among others.