From Felix Ikem, Nsukka
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members in Ovogovo, Nsukka West State Constituency of Nsukka local government area in Enugu State have pledged their unalloyed support to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and other party candidates in the State during the 2023 general elections.
The group made the pledge in Nsukka on Monday during an expanded meeting of political front liners in the area, comprising stakeholders, past and present councilors, political office holders, town unions president generals, and secretaries, convened by the member representing the Constituency in Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Dr. Emma Ugwuerua.
Expressing their gratitude to the state governor for the recent appointments of their sons and daughters in various political positions as well as other democracy dividends, the group said “it is time to work harder to ensure that PDP candidates are delivered across board in 2023 general elections.”
The groups however appealed to governor Ugwuanyi to fulfill his promises of putting some of the roads in the areas such as Akpozi Edem in order to enable them to carry out effective and unhindered campaigns for the elections.
Earlier, Ugwuerua, while briefing them on the outcome of the visit of the Ovogovo stakeholders to governor Ugwuanyi recently, commended the governor for the appointments of his people in his government, adding that the stakeholders during the visit had a robust and far-reaching discussion that would better the lots of the people of the entire Ovogovo with him.
According to him, governor Ugwuanyi has done well, notwithstanding the agitation in some quarters that he has not done enough, stressing that it wasn’t always easy as some feel.
“To lead Is not easy and to meet up with the numerous demands of the people being led is almost always a hard nut to crack. So, I advise our people to continue to support PDP. I am pleased to say that Governor Ugwuanyi’s government has recognized Ovogovo in various ways, which is enough to pay him back in the same manner.
“He built roads, schools, teachers’ staff quarters, built and renovated our health centers; and appointed our sons and daughters in various political positions; among others. Recently, he appointed some of our brothers and sisters as SPA, SA, TA, and Ex- officio member of the Enugu State Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB). This was outside the ones he did before. He has also promised to fix some of the roads in our area,” he said.
The essence of the meeting Ugwuerua explained, was to appeal to the party faithful in the area to add more vigour to the campaign for the success of the PDP in the forthcoming elections.
In their various speeches, during the meeting, the former SPA to the governor, Dr. Sam Ugwu, former caretaker Chairman of Nsukka local government area, Hon. Onyema Idoko, a former councilor, Rt. Hon. Onyinye Ozioko and the woman leader of the party for Okpuje/Okutu/Anuka ward, Mrs. Justina Okeh, they extolled Ugwuerua for his good leadership qualities, faithfulness, and tenacity to hold onto the PDP after the Party’s primaries, stressing that “he is a true leader and representative of Ovogovo and the entire Nsukka West State Constituency in general”.
They called on governor Ugwuanyi to expendite action in fulfilling his promise of fixing some of the roads in the area to give them a hitch-free opportunity for campaign exercises.
Professor Felix Asogwa, chairman, Committee on the Creation of Autonomous communities in Enugu State, Princess Nkem Oloto, member, Enugu State Universal Basic Education ( ENSUBEB), Hon. Uche Enete, SPA to the governor, Francis Ezema, SA to the governor, among others were in attendance during the expanded meeting.