Enugu Development Association, Nkanu People’s Assembly Declare Support for PDP’s Mbah guber bid
By Timothy Agbor
Enugu State Development Association and Nkanu People’s Assembly have declared total support for the governorship bid of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State ahead of the 2023 general elections, Barr Peter Mbah
The groups made this known when they paid a solidarity visit to Mbah, the Enugu State PDP Governorship Candidate last Friday.
Led by HRH Igwe Ezeudo Abel Nwobodo who is the National President General of Nkanu People’s Assembly and the President General of Enugu State Development Association, the two groups expressed delight at the emergence of Mbah as the PDP governorship candidate and reassured him of their continuos support.
They commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the state for supporting Mbah and ensuring that the zoning arrangement in Enugu State was sustained.
Speaking on behalf of Enugu State Development Association, Igwe Nwobodo congratulated Barr Peter Mbah on his emergence as the PDP governorship candidate of Enugu State.
He said that ESDA will continue to support his governorship ambition until he emerges the Governor of Enugu State. He remarked that ESDA had paid a similar visit to the performing Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi where ESDA thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for supporting the candidate of Barr Mba and for supporting the sustenance of the zoning arrangement in Enugu State.
In his remarks, Prof. Osita Nnamani Ogbu, the National Secretary General of Nkanu People’s Assembly, on behalf of Nkanu People’s Assembly made up of the people of Enugu North, Enugu South, Enugu East, Isi-Uzo, Nkanu West and Nkanu East Local Government Areas of Enugu State, applauded the role played by Ugwuanyi in the sustenance of the established tradition of zoning of the Governorship position in the State in spite of opposition and pressures from different quarters.
He told Barr Mbah that Nkanu people has conferred the title of Ekwueme of Nkanuland on Governor Ugwuanyi.
He noted that zoning of offices have become a fundamental principle of Nigeria’s constitutional democracy. He observed that zoning of offices is implicit in the federal character principle provided for by the Nigerian Constitution. He noted that in compliance with the constitutional injunction, the PDP constitution also provides for zoning of offices.
He thanked all the former Governors and stakeholders in Enugu State who in unison maintained that there is zoning arrangement in the state and that it is the turn of Enugu East Senatorial Zone to produce the next governor of the State. He stated that all the former governors and most were also in unison that Nkanu East Local Government Area made the strongest case for the governorship position to come from the Area. Consequently, since Barr Peter Mbah is the candidate nominated from Nkanu East Local Government Area, he remains the candidate of the people of Nkanuland and the people of Enugu State. He concluded his speech by praising the personal qualities of Barr Mbah.
Barr Mbah thanked the two groups for their visit and for supporting his candidature. He gave a highlight of his blueprint for the development of Enugu State if elected Governor.