Friday, 22 July 2016

PDP Is Getting Stronger---Enugu State party Chairman Said


 Press statement


Today, we are gathered here as one united and formidable family in conclusion of the exercise we started 10 days ago, precisely on July 12, 2016, which is the inauguration of the Executives of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
We give the Almighty God the glory, thanksgiving and adoration for His grace for us to successfully end this exercise today without any hitch or disappointment.
The good news about the outing is that the PDP in Enugu State has come out stronger and more focused to support and promote the good governance already being entrenched in the state by our visionary governor and the state leader of our party, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Since the inauguration commenced, the enthusiasm of the people to support and follow the PDP-led government of Governor Ugwuanyi has been high and appealing, as they trooped out in large numbers to welcome our great party in all the Local Government Areas we visited.
The support, goodwill and solidarity the Party received were indeed overwhelming and signify the level of our acceptability in the state.
The Party, therefore, sincerely thank His Excellency, our dear governor for making this possible through his grassroots development initiatives and other remarkable achievements recorded so far in the state. It shows that our governor is adhering strictly to the manifesto of the party. It also shows that he is living up to the expectation of the people despite the present economic challenges that have drastically reduced the revenue of the state to an all-time low.
Your Excellency, it may interest you to know that the inauguration, which the party leadership earlier planned to be a low key exercise, in the spirit of the current economic realities in the country, eventually turned out to be a carnival and a mass movement towards the repositioning process of the party in the state.
On the first day of the inauguration, from Isi-Uzo Local Government Area to Enugu East, we were marveled to the marrow, at the extent of awareness and mobilization of our party faithful to the events, not minding the short notice for the preparation. The outcome of the inauguration in Isi-Uzo and Enugu East Local Government Areas became the motivating force for other Local Government Areas, which took a cue from the two local councils to organize colourful and rich events, as well. We sincerely thank the two councils for their pacesetting role in this regard.
Consequently, from Aninri Local Government Area to Awgu, down to Igbo Eze North and South and moving up to the farm lands of Nkanu East and West, the tempo was high as the exercise became more interesting with the people commending and appreciating the development strides of our amiable governor in their respective areas.
The story was the same in the hinterlands of Uzo-Uwani and Ezeagu up to the urban cities of Enugu North and South, down to Oji River, and here, the fatherland of Udenu – the land of Gburugburu! Ashuaa!!, where we have all gathered as one peaceful family for the grand finale of the inauguration.
May I appreciate the fact, that in all these areas we visited, our supporters were not just members of the party. Market traders, civil servants, traditional rulers, trade unions, various support groups and even the physically challenged were on ground to witness the events. Their goodwill and show of solidarity were enormous and encouraging. Their action, according to them, was simply because our governor is keeping faith with his campaign promises.
The people were in solidarity because they could see numerous development projects going on in the state. They were happy because the present administration has completed the Nike Lake Road and Abakpa Nike Road. They were also happy because a by-pass road has been constructed in 9th mile corner while another by-pass is on–going to ease traffic and promote economic activities in the area.
The people were equally happy because the construction of Opi-Nsukka dual carriage road and other networks of road have come to be a reality; because the Inyaba Bridge in Nkanu East Local Government Area, which when completed will link over five adjoining communities and give them access to the council headquarters is under construction by the present administration; because our governor initiated and constructed the 15km Inter-Town-Connection (ITC) 2.5 MVA Injection Sub-Station at Ezi-Nze in Udi L.G.A, which currently supplies electricity to communities in Udi, Uzo-Uwani and Igbo-Etiti Local Government Areas, among other achievements.
In the course of the visits, we had charged members of our party and supporters including the newly inaugurated Executives, to take this message of good governance to their various localities and sensitize our people on the remarkable achievements of our governor and his administration.
I, therefore, wish to extend this message to the newly inaugurated Executives of our party in Udenu Local Government Area who are standing here before us.
Enugu State PDP will continue to move from strength to strength and as I had said earlier, the journey to reposition our party has been made easy because of the tremendous goodwill and unprecedented achievements of the state Leader of our Party, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
On this note, ladies and gentlemen, may I on behalf of members of the State Exco of the Party, appreciate our governor for his support and encouragement, which made the exercise a huge success. We sincerely pledge our unalloyed loyalty to the governor and promise to continue to support and promote his laudable programmes and policies, aimed at advancing good governance in the state.
We also thank the Chairmen and members of the Transition Committees of the Local Government Areas, members of the Enugu State House of Assembly, members of the Enugu State Executive Council, other government functionaries and stakeholders of the party in the various Councils for their support towards the success of the party exercise.
May God reward all of you. Thank you and God bless.
PDP… Change the Change!

Hon. Augustine Nnamani
Chairman, PDP, Enugu State.



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