Enugu tradional ruler refutes report of endorsing APC candidate in 2019 Governorship election in Enugu
The traditional ruler of Enuagu Autonomous Community, Amurri clan in Nkanu West LG of Enugu state, HRH, Igwe Charles Nwoye, on Wednesday refuted rumours making the rounds in the social media that he endorsed an All Progressive Congress Governorship candidate for the 2019 general elections in the state.
Gov Ugwuanyi welcoming Traditional rulers of Amurri clan
Nwoye who was in the delegation of the people of Amurri clan that paid a Thankyou/Endorsement visit on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, said he only conferred a chieftaincy title to the APC chieftain as a royal father.
He described what later went on at the social media as a misrepresentation of facts over a visit to his palace by a “competitor in APC, Sen. Ayogu Eze”.
Nwoye informed the governor that his action and reception of Eze, “is not intended to undermine what he Ugwuanyi has done for Amurri clan as a whole.
“I am saying this because you (Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi) are a friend in need and a brother indeed”.
FirstNews reports that the people of Amurri clan then unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for a second term in office for entrenching peace and good governance in the state and remembering them after so many decades of neglect.
The elated people of Amurri, who trooped out in their numbers to the Government House, Enugu, included the traditional rulers of the four autonomous communities that make up Amuri clan, the town union presidents and virtually all the stakeholders.
They told Gov. Ugwuanyi that the people of Amurri are solidly behind him and will deliver the highest number of votes for him at the polls.
Presenting their stance, the leader of the delegation, Chief Emma Nnaji (Fingers) stated that the whole clan came to thank and appreciate Gov. Ugwuanyi for constructing their road that was hitherto neglected for decades since the existence of Amurri, stressing “the governor wiped away their tears.”
They therefore, assured the governor that the coming governorship election was a concluded issue in favour of him as far as Amurri is concerned.
“We are action people. After the election, we will bring our result for you to see. Our 100 percent vote is not in contest because you sincerely deserve it.” They said.
According to them, “it is on record that Amurri as a community in Nkanu West Local Government Area had never benefited any form of political dividend not until God sent to us a son who is after God’s heart in the person of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi”.
Also speaking, the traditional ruler of Umuigbo Autonomous Community in Amurri, HRH Igwe Fidelis Nsiegbu, emphasized that they visited the governor to “thank him for his good works in Amurri in particular and Enugu State in general and how you remembered us”.
The monarch disclosed that their people who returned home for Christmas could not recognize their way because of the governor’s intervention in the construction of Amurri road stressing, “our people who had not seen asphalted road before are now witnessed a constructed road in Amurri”.
He maintained that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s achievements were too numerous to enumerate, stating “your good work is all round and that is why you are called Gburugburu”
After the people unanimously endorsed Gov. Ugwuanyi for a second term, Igwe Nsiegbu notified the governor of their plan to invite him to Amurri to formally present him with Ofo.
“The is to culturally endorse Ugwuanyi to go ahead that there is no fear.
“It is there that you will see Amurri people in their right perspective that we are solidly behind you and re-assure you of our unflinching support. So whatever is trending online since yesterday is not our making. We dissociate ourselves from that. We are still where we are”.
It will be recalled that Igwe Charles Nwoye recently conferred a chieftaincy title on Sen. Ayogu Eze but was misrepresented to be endorsement by the Whole people of Amuri clan.
Amurri clan in their numbers celebrating Ugwuanyi with a song