Seventy political parties under the auspices of Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) have adopted the governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as their consensus candidate for the forthcoming March 9 governorship election in Enugu State.
John Nwobodo, leader of the group, who
disclosed this on Wednesday in Enugu said that the move was a reinforcement of their earlier endorsement of the governor in 2018.
According to him, the group then consisting of 34 registered political parties endorsed the governor due to his performance. He added that the number had risen to 70.
He said that the ideology and policy thrust of the Ugwuanyi-led administration were in tandem with those of the concerned political parties, which necessitated the endorsement.
In his words, “We voted at our party levels to collapse our campaign structures and team up and have the governor as our sole candidate”.
He went further to say that they had directed their members across the state to mobilise support for the re-election of the governor, adding that they would speak with their Permanent Voter Cards on election day.
“In an occasion like this, we cannot fail to acknowledge the giant imprints of the governor in the state. He has touched lives more than all the previous administrations put together.
Nwobodo continued, “From building durable roads to providing affordable housing and qualitative health care, he has created amazing opportunities for our young ones.
The governor has provided us with employment in education, health, judiciary, agriculture and in other critical sectors”.
The leader of the group said that the intervention of the governor in small businesses and the provision of seed capital for young entrepreneurs were unprecedented.
He therefore called on residents of Enugu State to come out en-masse on Saturday, March 9 and perform their civic responsibility.