Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has dedicated his victory at the recent governorship election to the Enugu State people, political leaders and stakeholders irrespective of party affiliations and assured them of an improved governance in his second tenure.
In his acceptance speech, Governor Ugwuanyi said that he wholeheartedly accepted the mandate that the electorate had given to him.
In his words, “It is with a heart full of joy and thanksgiving that we exalt the Almighty God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob and the awesome God of David for the resounding victory that He granted us in the March 9 governorship and House of Assembly elections in Enugu State.
“This victory does not belong to me alone. It belongs to Ndi Enugu, political leaders, stakeholders of the state irrespective of party affiliations, the market men and women, the barrow pushers, taxi and commercial bus drivers, Okada and Keke riders, petty traders, other artisans, town union and community leaders, the clergy, our revered traditional rulers, civil servants, the farmers, the professional class, youth and women groups, students and others who are the true heroes of our democracy.”
He went on further to say, “With utmost gratitude and humility, I wholeheartedly accept the mandate that you, the good people of Enugu State have, again, bestowed on me. And so, to you, Ndi Enugu, I am deeply humbled that you have, once again, invested your trust and faith in our team. It is now for me and my able deputy, Her Excellency, Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo to continue to work for you.
“In truth, the victory is not a winner-takes-all. In our spirit of brotherhood, everyone is a winner. Therefore, I reach out my hand of friendship and partnership to my fellow contestants. I invite all of you to join hands with me so that together, we shall build a better Enugu State, to the glory of God.”
The governor also expressed gratitude to the President Muhammadu Buhari for offering an exemplary leadership and providing the enabling environment that ensured the peaceful conduct of elections in the state.
“I also salute the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a job well done and for keeping alive the dream of a brighter democracy. We are equally grateful to the Nigerian security agencies and the independent observers who ensured that we had peaceful processes at the polls. To the leadership and entire membership of our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), our campaign team and the support groups, I hereby express my gratitude for the wonderful job that you all did. I am very proud of your contributions,” he said.
He promised to work harder for the wellbeing and prosperity of the entire Enugu people, adding that his government was open to new ideas and new visions. According to him, it was time to get back to work considering the sacrifices and support of the people in renewing his mandate. Ugwuanyi said he was confident that by the “special grace of God and with the continuing cooperation and prayers, all things concerning Enugu State would continue to end in praise”.
Governor Ugwuanyi assured that his government would continue to lay the solid foundation for a more prosperous Enugu State and that he will continue to serve the state with the fear of God, humility and an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of the people of the state and lifting it to an unprecedented heights of development and progress.