Listen to article
The Eastern Updates can reliably report that the Association of Town Unions Presidents in Enugu North Senatorial district of Enugu State have come together to openly endorse the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the senatorial candidate for the zone in 2023.
The group had in that same step had also adopted the Party’s governorship flag bearer, Mr Peter Mbah and his running mate, Mr Ifeanyi Ossai as their choice candidates for the governorship election in the state, pointing out that there were no other better candidates for the race than the duo.
The endorsement followed a motion which had been moved by the President-General of the Enugu State town unions’ Presidents Chief Paulinus Eze in a town hall meeting of the union from the six local government areas of Enugu North Senatorial district, convened by Odinma Nsukka at Adada Hall of Nsukka local government area at the weekend. The motion was unanimously seconded by members in a voice vote.
Revealing the reason for endorsing the trio, Chief Eze said governor Ugwuanyi had put in place, visible infrastructural facilities in the state, enhanced the activities of town unions and brought all the autonomous communities nearer to the government.
He noted that, Ugwuanyi since his assumption of office in 2015 has continued to recognize town unions as basic units and important organs in the administration of communities in the state.
“In April 2015, former governor Sullivan Chime handed town unions over to governor Ugwuanyi and since he inherited the unions, there have been positive changes that have made the unions effective and efficient. He first approved payment of N30, 000 (Thirty Thousand naira) stipend, organized workshop for the unions and introduced VEC (Visit Every Community). He was the first governor that provided N5M to all the autonomous communities in the state to execute project of their choice.
“With these, we see it as necessary to appreciate the governor’s gestures by asking him to represent the zone in the senate, come 2023 and by extension voting massively for those he has confidence in for the forthcoming elections. It is the view of the town union Executives that in voting for Mbah and Ossai, we are voting for peace, good governance and consolidation of Ugwuanyi’s legacies”, chief Eze said.