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The people of Nkanu land under the umbrella organisation of the Nkanu People’s Assembly, on Tuesday have honoured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State with the prestigious award of “Ekwueme of Nkanu land”, an award which he had gained in recognition of his worthy performance in office in spite of the Country’s economic challenges as well as his adherence to the established rotational zoning arrangement of the governorship position among the three senatorial districts of the state.
While presenting the award to Gov. Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, the National Secretary General of Nkanu People’s Assembly, Prof. Osita Nnamani Ogbu, on behalf of the President General, HRH Igwe Ezeudo Abel Nwobodo and other members of the group, had noted to Governor Ugwuanyi that “posterity will recognize the good works you are doing in Enugu State”.
Members of Nkanu People’s Assembly thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for the emergence of their illustrious son, Barr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State.
They said that they are highly delighted that the governor in spite of “so much pressure”, kept faith with the established rotational zoning of the governorship position “that after his tenure it will go to Nkanu land”.
According to Prof. Ogbu, “This is why Nkanu People’s Assembly is giving you the award and we are calling you the Ekwueme of Nkanu land. We love you today, we love you tomorrow and we will continue to love you.”
Describing Gov. Ugwuanyi as “the most security conscious governor in Nigeria and the greatest friend of the people”, Prof. Ogbu applauded the governor for his peace initiative, humility, open door policy and commitment to participatory democracy.
The group, therefore, urged Gov. Ugwuanyi to remain focused and committed, expressing confidence that the governor, through his political sagacity, will accomplish all the good works he has started.