I’ll hand over to a governor of Nkanu extraction in 2023 – Ugwuanyi
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State says he will hand over to a governor of Nkanu extraction at the expiration of his second term in office in 2023.
Mr Ugwuanyi said this on Monday in Enugu during a solidarity visit by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.
However, the governor said that for power to shift back to Nkanu in Enugu East Senatorial Zone that the people of the area needed to keep faith with the PDP.
He appealed to the people of the area to honour what he called a ‘long term agreement’ they had with the PDP.
He said the people of the area supported the party when their son, Chimaroke Nnamani, held sway as governor between 1999 and 2007.
However, the governor said there were certain governorship candidates whose victory at the 2019 election would alter the formula.
“If you leave me the formula will change,” he said.
Mr Ugwuanyi said he had remained firm in his commitment to transform the lives of the people of the area.
The governor said at the inception of his administration he identified three local government areas that needed urgent infrastructural intervention.
He named the councils to include Nkanu East, Uzo Uwani and Awgu Local Government Areas.
Mr Ugwuanyi said his commitment to the upgrade of infrastructure in the council areas had not changed.
Earlier, the Chairman of Nkanu East Local Government Area, Ikechukwu Ubagu, said the visit was in appreciation of the kind gestures of the governor to the people of the area.
Mr Ubagu said they were solidly behind the aspiration of the governor to return for a second term.
The chairman said the governor needed not be distracted by insinuations of shifting support to candidates of other political parties.