Enugu Guber: Edeoga Praises His Supporters, Urges Them To Align With Peter Mba
An aspirant to the governorship of Enugu State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon Chijioke Edeoga, Thursday, urged his supporters to align with the winner of the contest, Barr Peter Mba.
Hon Edeoga is a former council chairman of Isi-Uzo LGA. He was also in the House of Representatives, before becoming a legislative aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan. He was commissioner for local government matters and environment during Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s first and second tenures respectively. I
Edeoga, in a release entitled, ‘We remain in the PDP, our party: We embrace Barr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, Our Candidate’, told his supporters that Barr Mba had ‘reached out to us and stretched out a hand of fellowship’.
Quoting him, “We are disposed to support him: the wellbeing of our people and our dear state being of utmost consideration.”
He said alhough his political circle felt disappointed over the outcome of the primaries, they had accepted the results in the interest of peace and stability of the state.
He commended the commitment of his supporters in the buildup, during and after the contest.
In his words, “Volunteers worked in every part of the state. They bought into my message of justice, equity, fairness and above all, character and competence.
“The message resonated with all and sundry. The cyberspace came alive; there were billboards, posters, T-shirts, caps everywhere echoing the message.
“During our consultations, the clergy, the traditional rulers, the intelligentsia, the stakeholders, were in full support. When it was time for the primaries, we were confident of victory.
“However, at the point when we thought victory was within reach, the unexpected happened. The disappointment was profound, an uneasy calm enveloped the state; you could hear a pin drop.
“In the heat of the moment, numerous concerned persons suggested we take our message and members to a different party to seek a fresh platform on which to actualize
“However, after giving it a careful and pragmatic thought, we decided to remain in PDP and support the standard-bearer, Barr Peter Ndubisi Mbah.
“We have shown what’s possible when we come together and unite behind an idea. Thanks for your sweat, time, money, talents, intellect, which were so generously deployed in our great campaign.
“The whole world has taken notice and because of you, events in Enugu State will now be in public consciousness.”