Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was Tuesday conferred with the title of ‘Ekwueme of Nkanu’ for enabling the emergence of Barr Peter Mba as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State in the 2023 general elections.
Mr Mba is from Owo in Nkanu East LGA.
Nkanu stakeholders, under the auspices of Nkanu People’s Assembly, presented the award to Gov Ugwuanyi during a visit to the Government House, Enugu.
They commended him for ‘his adherence to the rotational zoning arrangement of the governorship position among the three senatorial districts of the state’.
The national secretary general of Nkanu People’s Assembly, Prof Osita Nnamani Ogbu, presented the award to Gov Ugwuanyi on behalf of the president general of the assembly, HRH Abel Nwobodo.
According to him, ‘posterity will recognize the good works you are doing in Enugu State’.
Ogbu said, “This is why Nkanu People’s Assembly is giving you the award and we are calling you the Ekwueme of Nkanu land.
“We love you today, we love you tomorrow and we will continue to love you.”
He described Gov Ugwuanyi as ‘the most security conscious governor in Nigeria and the greatest friend of the people’.
The group urged Gov Ugwuanyi to ‘remain focused and committed’, and expressed confidence that the governor, through his political sagacity, ‘will accomplish all the good works he has started’.