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The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has increased his cabinet by swearing in two new commissioners namely Peter Okonkwo and Jideofor Ebeh.
The ceremony which had been held at the executive council chamber of the Government House, Enugu had also featured a lot of dignitaries as well.
Mr Okonkwo hails from Nsukka local government area, and Mr Ebeh is an indigene of the Isi-Uzo local council
The oath of office had been administered by the solicitor-general and permanent secretary of the justice ministry, Victor Emeribe and witnessed by the speaker of the Enugu House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi. Others present were the PDP chairman in Enugu, Augustine Nnamani, the member representing Enugu East-Isi-Uzo federal constituency, Cornelius Nnaji and Kingsley Ebenyi, a former federal lawmaker.
Other dignitaries that witnessed the event included the secretary to the state government, Simon Ortuanya, the deputy chief of staff to the governor, Malachy Okwueze, the chairman of Isi-Uzo local government, Obiora Obeagu, etc.
Governor Ugwuanyi had, on August 16, nominated the duo as commissioners and forwarded their names to the state’s parliament for confirmation.
In another report, some of the members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Enugu State Chapter yesterday reaffirmed their solidarity, loyalty, and support to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the declarations by various groups and senatorial districts mandating the governor to choose his successor as was done by his predecessors.
Members of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, who made their position known when they paid a solidarity visit to Gov. Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, reassured the governor of their unalloyed support and solidarity, stressing that they are solidly behind him and his political decisions ahead of the 2023 elections.
Gov. Ugwuanyi, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Enugu North Senatorial District in the 2023 general election and the leader of the PDP in Enugu State and the South East geo-political zone, had endorsed the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Barr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, to succeed him in office, in 2023.