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Residents of Enugu State’s Nkanu East Local Government Area thronged the government building to thank Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for supporting their son, Ndubuisi Mbah, in his bid to represent the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming 2023 election.
Mbah, a lawyer, who was in charge of the group during the courtesy visit, congratulated Ugwuanyi for taking on a rare leadership position that helped him win the PDP governorship primary.
The jubilant people of Nkanu East, were accompanied by the clergy, traditional rulers, present and former public office holders from the council area such as the former deputy governor of the state, Bishop Ralph Nwoye; former Member of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Anayo Edeh; the Member representing Nkanu East constituency, Rt. Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, and the Council Chairman, Hon. Okechukwu Edeh, told Ugwuanyi that he had wiped away their tears and given them a sense of belonging.
They also appreciated the governor for keeping faith with the principles of equity, justice and fairness in the zoning of the governorship position to Enugu East senatorial district, down to Nkanu East LGA, stressing that the council area is the least developed in Enugu State.
The people pointed out that no amount of gratitude would equate the leadership role Ugwuanyi played in the emergence of Mbah, adding that the governor had on several occasions after he assumed office in 2015, disclosed that Nkanu East was among the three least developed LGAs in the state.
They also described Mbah as a thorough-bred, peaceful, humble, God-fearing, intelligent, visionary, and successful entrepreneur with sound track record in both private and public dealings.
In their separate remarks, the Chairman of Nkanu East LGA, Hon. Edeh; the PDP LG chairman, Prince Emeka Nwatu; the PDP Zonal Chairman, Enugu East senatorial district, Hon. Nnamdi Nwafor; the party-state Youth Leader, Hon. Patrick Okoh; the Chairman, Nkanu East Traditional Rulers Council, HRH Igwe H.A. Edeani, former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism and Hon. Rita Mbah (who spoke on behalf of Nkanu East women), all expressed profound gratitude to Ugwuanyi for giving them a rare light through the emergence of their tested and trusted son as PDP governorship candidate.