Obeagu group, in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Tuesday, stood nonetheless as residents trooped out of their numbers throughout a solidarity rally organized in honour of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the State.
Beaming with pleasure and pleasure, the residents mentioned the essence of the rally was to understand the Governor for his achievements in workplace and to additional declare complete assist for him in his second tenure.
They mentioned notable is the best way the State Government, underneath Ugwuanyi tackled the safety challenges witnessed in Awgu someday final 12 months, throughout which a number of residents of the native authorities space had been kidnapped.
The group mentioned following the federal government’s methods, which included the institution of forest guards and strengthening of the neighbourhood watch teams, normalcy had since returned to the world.
They, nevertheless, pleaded with Governor Ugwuanyi to recollect them within the space of political positions, lamenting that for the previous 36 years, none of their indigenes have held any political place both on the native authorities or state degree.
Speaking on the rally, the President-General of Obeagu Town Union, Chief Abba Anthony mentioned they gathered collectively to inform the Governor that their assist for him remained unshakeable.
“His title is Gburugburu, and what meaning in our place is any individual who’s taking a look at even young children who’re crawling, you go spherical and and guarantee that your life impacts them positively, and that’s precisely the form of Governor we’ve, that’s how he behaves.
“So, we’ve gathered right here at this time to remind him that we’re nonetheless in Obeagu, that the individuals of Obeagu are crying telling him that we supported him through the elections, regardless of challenges, as a result of we had a novel state of affairs, that’s the reason APC picked a Deputy Governor from our place, however our individuals stood resolute, made certain all our votes went to the PDP and now we’re supporting him on this second tenure.
“He has accomplished a lot for us. We cried to him when our individuals had been studying underneath the tree in Ijime, he responded swiftly, got here to our rescue. That place now, the pupils are inside their lessons learning, very completely happy. When I handed there, they had been hailing the Governor.
“That is why we’ve gathered right here to thank him and to plead like Oliver Twist, that he keep in mind us in all he’s doing. Though Nazareth is simply too small, it produced Jesus. I feel if something comes out from Obeagu, he is not going to remorse it. Today, we’re begging him to take a look at us,” the PG mentioned.
Re-echoing his stand, the Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Awgu Local Government Area, Hon. Tochukwu Chukwu mentioned “we’re right here to additional declare our assist for His Excellecny, the Executive Governor of Enugu State. We need to assist him for good governance, we need to assist him for safety.
“You know that just a few months in the past, we had safety points in Awgu, however the best way he tackled it, particularly with the Forest Guards, normalcy was fully restored and we’ve been a cheerful individuals, so need to recognize him. He has additionally entrenched peace in Enugu State, that’s why we’ve organized this solidarity march.
“He ought to keep it up with what he’s doing, as a result of his disposition has made Enugu essentially the most peaceable State. We are behind him and can proceed to assist him.
“He is a Governor that loves his individuals, and that’s additionally why we’re pleading with him to look into our state of affairs. We know that he has a listening ear. We are pleading with him to take a look at Obeagu. In the world of elected positions, we’re nowhere to be discovered.
“We are using this occasion to appeal to him to consider our situation, more especially the chairmanship contest in this local government election, we have waited for so long and we know that he is the only one that can wipe our tears.”
Also talking, different group leaders, Chief Nnanyelugo Dennis, Prince A.C. Mbah, Obumneme Brown, amongst others, mentioned the Governor’s achievements had been phenomenal.
“We are thanking the Governor and asking him to remember us in this 2020 local government election. Our men are not in government; we are forgotten,” mentioned Nnanyelugo.
According to Obumneme “at this time is a good day in Obeagu, he’s the primary governor that stepped his feat in Obeagu; he is a good man, that’s the reason all people gathered right here, many individuals returned from throughout the nation, you’ll be able to see even little kids. We are all right here to re-echo our assist for his authorities.
On his half, Mbah mentioned, “at this time’s occasion was out collectively by the individuals of Obeagu group to drum assist for a person God delivered to us in a time like this.
“I say this because Obeagu has been in political darkness for the past 37 years; we have not had any government appointment for the past 37 years, but gave us a governor that listens to everybody, so we have this opportunity to tell him we love you, we support your government, so remember us also. If not for a governor like him, we are sure we will wait for another 37 years.”