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Pro–Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, Enugu, Obiora Ike has asserted that history will be kind to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for entrenching peace in the state contrary to the security challenges being experienced in other states of the South East geo-political zone.
Ike hailed Governor Ugwuanyi’s virtues as a peacemaker and unassuming leader who accommodates everybody irrespective of political or religious differences and goes extra miles to dialogue with people and make peace, stressing that ‘history is in the future, history is the past, and history in the present is not correct.’
In his sermon during a thanksgiving mass for Governor Ugwuanyi and his deputy, Cecilia Ezeilo, for the successful completion of their eight-year tenure, at Holy Ghost Cathedral, Ogui, Enugu, the cleric also commended the governor, the founder of SUMAS for investing heavily in education by empowering people during the establishment of the university, among other interventions in the sector.
The thanksgiving mass was equally held to thank God for the emergence of Peter Mbah and Ifeanyi Ossai to serve the people of Enugu State as governor and deputy governor respectively, from today.
Ike disclosed the influx of people into Enugu was because of the peaceful atmosphere in the state made possible by Governor Ugwuanyi’s uncommon leadership style and his commitment to the affairs of God.
‘Jesus said to his apostles today I give you peace. Ugwuanyi you tried by God’s grace to give us peace. May peace be with you, may peace stay with you. History is in the future, history is in the past and history in the present is not correct.
‘We shall have one day to look back and say Ugwuanyi did this.’
The cleric pointed out that Governor Ugwuanyi’s administration encountered so many unforeseen challenges such as the nation’s economic recession (twice), the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the EndSARS protest and the Obidient Movement that affected the outcome of the last general election, especially in the South East zone.