Enugu cleric commends Ugwuanyi’s leadership style, affirms support for governor’s re-election bid

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has said that the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State would be a walkover due to the governor’s outstanding performance and leadership style.
The Archbishop, who spoke during the prayer session at the

Government House, Enugu on Wednesday to herald the commencement of work after the New Year celebration, described Ugwuanyi as “a peaceful leader who is good to everybody irrespective of class, religion or political

difference.”
The cleric also said “there is no alternative to Ugwuanyi in 2019”, stressing that “he has done well and therefore, No Vacancy in the Lion Building”.
He commended Ugwuanyi for sustaining the New Year prayer session

since he assumed office, thanking God that “the governor is the man you brought to place Enugu State in your hands”.
The cleric, while praying for his victory in the forthcoming
general election said, “Your Excellency, you are doing your best and God is
going to make you to stay there to do more for the people of this
state.
The governor has been good to everybody even the enemies. All
your enemies will fail in the Name of Jesus, because God has called you for a purpose in Nigeria and Enugu State.
“I have told them that our governor has no alternative in 2019. I have

said it before and that is where I stand. Whoever is doing well, we assist him to continue doing well.
“In Enugu State, we have experienced peace and the era where people have political enmity and others, have all gone. Everybody is happy, the traders are happy, there is sympathy, there is concern, there is respect for everybody. That is why we are asking him to continue in
office”.
On the recent fire outbreak in the state, the cleric, who prayed
against such incident, applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his swift intervention in putting out the inferno without any loss of life and the assistance he gave to the victims to ameliorate their pains.
He also lauded him for equipping the State Fire Service.
He thereby advised the people to support Governor Ugwuanyi in 2019, praying further that the coming elections will be free, fair and credible and devoid of violence and intimidation.

In his address, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who appreciated the Archbishop and other clergymen at the event for their presence and active participation,
equally thanked “Enugu State stakeholders, civil servants, the organized labour, the clergy, market men and women and indeed the entire people of the state - the true heroes of democracy - for the prayers, support, solidarity and cooperation that they have continued to accord my administration.”
Ugwuanyi said that his administration has “made visible progress in our quest to transform Enugu State and significantly improve the lives of our people.
“Enugu State has remained peaceful and has retained its rating as one of the safest and fastest growing states in the country”.
While wishing the people of Enugu State “a very blissful 2019”, the

governor added, “the New Year offers us another chance to sustain the tempo of peace and good governance in the state and to rededicate ourselves to the task of building a much better and more viable
society for the benefit of all and sundry”.

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