By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
An amalgamation of several civil society and socio-political pressure groups in Enugu North senatorial district of Enugu State, under the aegis of Nsukka Democratic Movement (NDM), has begun grassroots mobilisation for the second term bid of the state governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
“The decision followed a unanimous endorsement of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at our Joint Central Working Committee (JCWC) meeting in Enugu on Sunday night”, the group said in a statement jointly signed by the JCWC Convener, Chief Willy Ezugwu and the Secretary of the JCWC, Comrade James Ezema.
The coalition comprises the Independent Nsukka Solidary Agenda Worldwide, United Nsukka Indigenes for Good Governance, Nsukka Arise for Democratic Change, Nsukka Youths Empowerment Initiative, Greater Nsukka Congress, and Alliance for Democratic Governance, among three others.
“We have taken this bold step in order to also ensure that political jobbers and aimless political hawks do not destabilise the state ahead of the 2019 general election.
“Sensitisation campaign is on-going at the grassroots in the entire Enugu North senatorial district to ensure the re-election of the most outstanding governor in terms of his unequalled performance in Enugu State in just three years in office.
“We enjoin all the sons and daughters of Enugu state both at home and abroad to overwhelmingly continue to support Governor Ugwuanyi, who has proven that it is not impossible to develop the rural communities in Enugu State.
“He has worked without discriminating against any senatorial district by pioneering even development agenda for the entire state and that is why he is fondly called Gburugburu due to his all-round achievement and inclusive leadership.
“The JCWC and all members of the coalition have unanimously resolved that it is only an inexperienced coach that changes a winning team.
“Governor Ugwuanyi has proven himself to be a good captain that must be retained for better life, increased good governance and infrastructural development of our rural communities”, the coalition said.