A delegation of indigenes of Enugu State in the Diaspora, on Friday, paid a solidarity visit to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, at the Government House, Enugu and unanimously endorsed him for a second term in office.
The excited indigenes of the state who returned home from various parts of the world declared that they “are solidly, proudly and firmly standing with you our hardworking Governor in 2019 gubernatorial election”.
They also stated that “His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi is the best thing that has happened to Enugu State and the best Governor since the creation of the state”.
Presenting their stance, Sir Anterus Chikaobi Ezeh from Ndi Enugu Europe disclosed that the decision was reached after they “carefully and diligently appraised objectively the economic reality of our country when you assumed office as our Governor in May 29, 2015”.
Sir Ezeh stressed that the governor came into office when federal allocation was dwindling, coupled with “the inherited debts”, which he said was “acknowledged by former Governor Sullivan Chime during his thanksgiving Mass”.
Commending Gov. Ugwuanyi for surmounting the challenges, the Enugu Indigenes in the Diaspora told the governor that they are impressed with “your numerous developmental achievements in these past years in Enugu State and the peace you have entrenched in the state”.
They promised to campaign vigorously for the governor and ensure that their dependants, friends and relations vote for him during the election, saying: “We will not go back but stay till after the elections”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi, who welcomed them to the Government House, thanked them for their solidarity, prayers and endorsement, reassuring that the era of politics of exclusion is gone in the state.
The indigenes in the Diaspora where accompanied by some of their members who had returned home years back and resettled in the state, such as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Diaspora and Special Projects, Mrs. Olangwa Ezekwu.
2019 will surely end in Praise for Enugu State is truly in the hands of God.