The Executive Committee of the South East Council of Traditional Rulers have congratulated Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on his re-election, in last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
In the same vein, Enugu State workers, through the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), also congratulated the governor for his “well-deserved landslide victory” at the polls, describing the election as “a true representation of the wishes of the entire Enugu State workers.”
The royal fathers, who briefed newsmen through the Chairman of the committee, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe (Obi of Onitsha), shortly after they paid governor Ugwuanyi a courtesy visit at the Government House, Enugu, said they “join the people of Enugu State in thanking God for the peaceful elections that took place in the state.”
Igwe Achebe described the resounding victory Ugwuanyi recorded at the polls as a re-affirmation of the confidence the people of the state reposed in him.
“The victory shows that his previous four years was done very well. We thank God for that, and hope his achievements in the last four years will give him room for stronger days in the next four years,” he said.
The committee chairman said the traditional rulers were in Enugu for their quarterly meeting, where they deliberated and took decisions on issues of great importance to the people of the zone and Nigeria.
He thanked the governor for his hospitality and other necessary supports he provided, towards the successful hosting of the event.
The Obi of Onitsha also expressed gratitude to Ugwuanyi and other South East governors for their leadership role in closing the “little gap in communication” that had existed among the traditional rulers, in the interest of the South East.
The Enugu State workers, in a congratulatory message by the Chairman and Secretary of TUC, Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe and Benneth Asogwa, respectively, maintained that governor Ugwuanyi’s victory “speaks volumes of your good works in the state.”
The workers, therefore, prayed God to continue to bestow the governor with divine wisdom and strengthen to carry out this onerous task of governing Enugu State.