The heads, managements and staff of Boards, Institutions, Parastatals, Agencies and Commissions (BIPAC) working under Enugu State Government, on Tuesday, converged on the Government House, Enugu, to appreciate Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his good works in the state in spite of the nation’s challenges bordering on economy, security and health.
The jubilant Enugu workers who were led by the Chairman of the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ESUBEB), Chief Ikeje Asogwa, also appreciated Gov. Ugwuanyi for the choice and emergence of Barr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah and Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai as the governorship candidate and deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, respectively.
They declared their solidarity and support for Gov. Ugwuanyi, who is the candidate of the PDP for Enugu North Senatorial District, Barr. Mbah, Barr. Ossai and other candidates of the PDP in the 2023 elections, promising to work round the clock and mobilise the electorate during the electioneering process to ensure landslide victories for the PDP and its flag-bearers.
Speaking at the event, Chief Asogwa told Gov. Ugwuanyi, who was with the PDP governorship candidate, Barr. Mbah, his running mate, Barr. Ossai and the State Chairman of the Party, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, that the workers came on a solidarity visit “to applaud you for the good works you have been doing in the state.”
He added that the visit was also “to thank you for our brothers that emerged from the last PDP governorship primary election in Enugu State, Barr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, and his running mate, Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai.”
Chief Asogwa, who is the Director General of Enugu State PDP Campaign Organisation, stressed that the workers are poised to ensure that Barr. Mbah and Barr. Ossai win the governorship election in the state in 2023 “to move the state to greater heights.”
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary, Local Government Pensions Board, Hon. Barr. Nana Ogbodo, reiterated the workers’ unflinching support for Gov. Ugwuanyi, Barr. Mbah, Barr. Ossai, and other candidates of the PDP in the state.
Barr. Ogbodo extolled Gov. Ugwuanyi’s sterling leadership qualities, describing him as an unassuming, peace loving and God fearing leader with a lot of accomplishments, stressing that the workers are fortunate to work under his result and people-oriented administration.
“We have had the fortunes to work with a governor (Ugwuanyi) who has enormous powers yet he is humble. Your Excellency, you are a master of science of human relationship. You have been a perfect source of good and you are a national champion of peace and humility and we are proud to work with you,” he said.
In their separate speeches, the Chairman of Nike Lake Resort, Enugu, Hon. Mrs. Ugochi Madueke and the Managing Director of Enugu State Waste Management Agency (ESWAMA), Chief Mrs. Amaka Anajemba, expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for empowering the women of the state in various capacities, reassuring him that the workers are solidly behind his administration and the candidates of the PDP.
They went further to thank the governor for the choice of Barr. Mbah and Barr. Ossai and pledged that they will join hands together and galvanise the women of the state to elect them into office come 2023.
They, therefore, expressed confidence that the PDP governorship candidate and his running mate, who are both lawyers, have the capacity to take Enugu State to the next level.
Responding, Gov. Ugwuanyi thanked the workers for their prayers, solidarity and support for his administration, Barr. Mbah, Barr. Ossai and all other candidates of the PDP in the state, saying: “We have not taken them for granted.”
The governor, who stressed that God is in charge of the affairs of Enugu State since his administration entrusted the state to His hands, urged the jubilant workers to continue to pray fervently “so that we finish well, finish strong, and it will end in praise.”
The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prof. Malachy Okwueze, the State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Edeh, the State Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Godwin Madu and all the Chairmen, Managing Directors, General Managers, Rectors and Executive Secretaries of BIPAC, were also present at the colourful event.