Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has appealed to members of his political party to promote peace and unity, and show love to one another, irrespective of party affiliations.
This followed the successful conclusion of the general election in Enugu State and the overwhelming victory recorded by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Governor Ugwuanyi urged politicians in the state to invoke their Christian faith, go back and unite with their perceived enemies and show love to them, so that the prevailing peace for which Enugu State is known will be adequately sustained.
The governor, who spoke when the jubilant people of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area paid him a congratulatory visit, at the Government House, Enugu, on his re-election, said: “As the father of Enugu State, I want peace and unity. We’ve handed everything over to God; the election is over and it has ended in praise.”
Promising to continue to serve with the fear of God, Ugwuanyi added: “As Enugu State is known for peace, I want the state to remain a reference point for peace, so we can make rapid progress and get what is due to us.”
Ugwuanyi, who thanked the people of Igbo-Eze North for their overwhelming support during the elections, assured them of his administration’s commitment to continue to advance the cause of development in the area, to improve their living standard.
Meanwhile, member representing Igbo-Eze South Constituency in Enugu State House of Assembly, on the platform of the PDP, Matthew Ugwueze, has appealed to politicians who lost the 2019 governorship election to the incumbent governor, Ugwuanyi, to accept the outcome and not contest it in court.
Ugwueze, who heads the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, said the appeal became necessary considering that governor Ugwuanyi spent greater part of his first tenure in legal battle, which went up to the Supreme Court, stressing that such extensive litigation left enormous adverse effects on the state.