I will perform better in my second tenure, Ugwuanyi assures

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has assured the people of the state of his commitment to transforming the state better in the next four years.
Ugwuanyi gave the assurance when a delegation from Methodist Archdiocese and Catholic Diocese led by Archbishop Christopher Ede and Bishop Callistus Onaga paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Enugu.
The governor expressed optimism that his second term would be better in the overall interest of the people of the state, adding that his mission in Enugu was to alleviate the sufferings of the people through execution of developmental projects that would have direct bearings in their lives.

Ugwuanyi, who narrated how his administration, at inception, started with prayers and entrusted the affairs of Enugu State to the hands of God, recalled how the church prayed fervently for the success of the government.

He therefore, attributed the successes recorded so far by his administration to the prayers from men of God.

Besides, Archbishop Edeh and Bishop Onaga had described the reelection of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as well-deserved and a prayer answered.
They stated that the governor’s resounding victory at the polls was a manifestation of the will of God and true reflection of the wishes of the people of the state.
Ede disclosed that the Methodist Church stood by the governor before and during the election “not because we are partisan, but because we need peace and good governance to continue in Enugu State”.
Ede, who conveyed to the governor, the felicitations from the five dioceses of the Archdiocese, expressed delight that God answered the prayer of the church on Gov. Ugwuanyi, saying: “We are happy that God has heard our prayers; God has made it happen; it has finally ended in praise.
“The church believes in good governance and that was why we stood by you on the journey. But if you are doing things wrongly we will not stand by you”.

According to the Methodist Archbishop, “your (Ugwuanyi) governance in this state is very fruitful and we want to ensure that it continues”. He also prayed that the governor’s second term will be better than the first, adding, “God has brought you back to consolidate on what you have achieved in your first tenure”.

Archbishop Ede, therefore, informed the governor of the church’s planned service on the first Sunday of May at the Cathedral in Enugu to thank God for his victory at the polls and consequently invited him and members of his team to the event.
Bishop Onaga in his presentation thanked God for answering the prayers of the Catholic Church and people of Enugu State to “allow you to come back and conclude the beautiful works you are doing in this state; the beautiful human relations you have established, and of course the developmental projects going on here and there and still striving to carry everybody along”.
He described Ugwuanyi as “the governor of the people”, and expressed confidence that “you are going to do more, having been empowered and strengthened by both our prayers and our support”.
His words: “Your Excellency, we have said this on many occasions, we are not pretending about it and we are happy God heard our prayers. We are not apologizing to anybody for praying for that. He has really shown us that our prayers would be heard. Our prayers will continue, we will be praying for you”.

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