The Special Assistant to Enugu state Governor on New Media Matters, Mr. Emmanuel Jonathan, JP, has commended the 2019 Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Sen. Ayogu Eze, over his plans to discontinue with the post-election battle for the unity and progress of Enugu State.
Jonathan made the commendation in a chat with newsmen while reacting to Sen. Eze’s statement that he will not be a cog in the wheel of the progress of the state or do anything that would jeopardize the progress of the state.
FirstNews reports that Sen. Eze, while responding to the remarks made by the delegation, appreciated them for the visit and said; “I won’t constitute a cog in the wheel of the progress of our people.
“Politics is just a platform for bringing development to our people. It does not cut the ties that we have as brothers.
“I want you to know that I did not go to APC because there was any personal problem between me and anybody. I was seeking a platform to bring development to our people.
“But I also know that it is God that gives power; if God appoints one, there is not much anybody can do; all of you gathered here are the key people from my senatorial district, from different local governments, people who have been senators, who have been local government chairmen, members of the NASS, people who have held different positions.
“I am humbled by your visit. I want to assure you that it will be out of place for me to just stand up today that you have come to give you my key response; I will talk to one or two members of my party, you will hear from me in a very short while on the direction I want to go. I will tell them that my brothers have come to me and this is what they brought on the table.
“So, I want to assure you that I will do all within my power to promote development within our State. I will not be a destabilizing factor in Enugu State. I just need to let you know that I won’t constitute a cog in the wheel of the progress of our people.”
Gov Ugwuanyi’s aide therefore said that Eze’s position is a welcome development as it signaled hope for peace which will lead to a lot of infrastructural and human capital development in the state adding “the Governor will now have his full sense of focus to administer quality leadership to the good people of Enugu state.
“Elections have come and gone; what Ndi-Enugu needs now is development and provision of dividends of democracy and not post-electoral battles which will pose a lot of distraction on the governor.
“Sen. Eze’s support is very much needed in the Enugu Project irrespective of party affiliation and that is why myself and many others received the overwhelming news of his promise to consider discontinuing the post- election battle, with great sense of joy and commendation.”
The Governor’s aide said that Eze is a great and worthy son of Enugu North Senatorial Zone whose vast experience and contributions will be meaningful to the development of not only Enugu North Zone but the state at large adding, “It is God’s desire that at this point in time, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will be the governor of Enugu State and it is imperative that Eze joins hands with others to see that the governor achieves the best for Ndi-Enugu.”
Jonathan also commended Enugu North Senatorial District delegation that visited Sen. Eze at his Enugu residence with such an important agenda which is for the wellbeing of the state at large.
He said that the delegation led by Sen. Chuka Utazi, showcased a high sense of brotherhood as they unanimously went in search of one of their own whose contribution and support is needed in the current dynamics of the politics of the state.
It will be recalled that other stakeholders in the delegation were, the member representing Nsukka/Igbo Eze South Federal Constituency and Member-elect, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pat Asadu; Senator Fidelis Okoro; a former PDP state chairman, Engr. Vita Abba; the House of Representatives Member-elect, Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal Constituency, Hon. Dr. Martin Oke; PDP state deputy chairman, Hon. Innocent Ezeoha; Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative Matters, Dr. Dan Shere.
Others include, Enugu North PDP zonal chairman, Nze Michael Onyeze; Igbo-Eze South Constituency Member-elect, Hon. Emeka Madu; Director-General, South East Governors’ Forum, Prof. Simon Ortuanya; Gen. Godwin Ugwoke (Rtd.); Hon. IG Ishienyi; Chief Mike Ejinima; Chief Albert Edeoga; Hon. Chinedu Onuh; Arch. Innocent Agbo; Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai; Marcel Okwo; Prince Emeka Odoh of Enugu State Internal Revenue Service; Chief Crescent Attama and Prof. Ofili Ugwudioha, etc.