The victory of Hon Ifeanyin Ugwuanyin as the governor of Enugu State in the recently concluded general election has been received by the maritime industry has excited stakeholders. Before the victory he was the Chairman, House Committee on Maritime.
Ugwuanyi beat his closest rival, Chief Okey Ezea of the All Progressives Congress,APC and others to emerge as governor.
Reacting to Ugwuanyin’s victory, former Chairman, Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, Iju Tony Nwabunike, said the emergence of Ugwuanyi as the governor of Enugu State will bring about meaningful developments in the state.
Describing Ugwuanyi as somebody who has the interest of the people in his heart, Nwabunike said he will give the people the much desired dividends of democracy.
He charged the governor-elect to focus on projects that will uplift the standard of living of the people.
Other maritime stakeholders who spoke in Lagos said they were happy about the emergence of Ugwuanyi as the next governor of Enugu State because of his humility and love of his people.
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of People for Democratic Change, PDC Rt. Mr. KGB Oguakwa has congratulated the governor-elect on his victory.
Oguakwa appealed to other contestants to join him in embracing the new national spirit of sportsmanship.
“Please let all of us step forward and unite around our brother Gburugburu. Let us lead the way in showing our respect not only for our people of Enugu State from whom we had previously pleaded for votes, but let us also embrace the sacrifices necessary to engender the much needed consolidation in Nigeria’s democratic process”, he said.
He added: “To His Excellency, the Governor-Elect of Enugu State, Rt. Honourable Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, I offer my congratulations. I pledge the solidarity of the Ebeano Political Family, that of the People for Democratic Change as well as all our members and supporters.
“You stand today upon the threshold of history with the collective destiny of ndi Enugu firmly in your gallant hands. To whom much is given, much is expected. The understandable yearning of our people for good governance and the concomitant dividends of democracy needs no emphasis. I am firm and secure in the knowledge that you’re calm, inclusive and caring personal style will bring about positive synergy of men, material and expertise of all strata, shade of opinion and cleavage of association, from which our dear Enugu State will perhaps, become much greater during your tenure”.

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