The people of Enugu East Senatorial District of Enugu State comprising leaders of political, religious and traditional institutions, on Thursday, converged on the popular Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, for a mega rally, requesting Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to uphold the long established rotational template with regards to the office of the governor of the state by lending his support for the district to produce his successor in 2023.
Speaking at the well-attended rally, themed “Oganiru Enugu East Senatorial District”, the Convener and Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, said that the only agenda of the gathering was to demand for the governorship seat of the state in 2023 in the spirit of equity, fairness and justice, stressing that it is the turn of Enugu East Senatorial District going by the long established rotational template in the state.
Your Excellency, your own will not be different. We are waiting for you to make a decision on your choice of your successor from any of the six local government areas of Enugu East Senatorial District and we will support the person overwhelmingly,” Rt. Hon. Ubosi said.
Aligning with the Speaker’s speech, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye announced that the party has zoned its governorship position in 2023 to Enugu East Senatorial District.
Nwoye eulogized Ugwuanyi for his uncommon leadership qualities as a peaceful, humble and development-oriented governor, saying: “When you have peace you have order; when you have peace you have development, you (Ugwuanyi) are a peaceful governor and you have brought peace to our people.”
In his speech, the former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, expressed optimism that Ugwuanyi would endorse his successor from the zone, pointing out that “Gburugburu is a peace-maker.”