All Progressives Grand Alliance in Enugu State chose Dr Mrs Edith Ugwuanyi as its deputy governorship candidate because she has ‘a matching chemistry’ with our guber standard-bearer, Mr Frank Nweke jnr, the state vice chairman of the party, Mr Hyginus Ugwu, said Friday.
Frank Nweke jnr, former minister of information, had earlier emerged as the guber candidate of APGA in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Ugwu, a lawyer, said in an exclusive interview in Enugu that, “The masses are yearning for a new government to restructure Enugu State. Dr Mrs Ugwuanyi is eager towards returning the state to its former glory. That is why she decided to join APGA, which is a credible and people-oriented political party.
“Again, having seen the credibility of our guber candidate, Frank Nweke jnr, the man who believes in the interest of the people, our deputy governorship sees the chemistry of her integrity with Mr Nweke’s administrative savvy as what the state needs to attain greater heights.
“Finally, we also considered gender sensitivity. Dr Ugwuanyi has been in politics, and has seen first-hand how her fellow women are being sidelined by powers that be. Our party is providing the best options for Enugu masses, and has the interest of women at heart. The combination of Mrs Ugwuanyi and Frank Nweke Jnr will bridge the gap of what Enugu masses need in this century.”
Our correspondent reports that Mr Frank Nweke jnr, last Tuesday, announced Dr Mrs Edith Ugwuanyi as his running mate. He had during the announcement in Enugu promised to make Enugu an investment hub if elected.
Quoting him, “Under me, Enugu will not remain the same again. I walk my talk. As a governor, when I say that this thing will be and where it is going to be, so it will be.”
Dr Ugwuanyi is from Igboeze North LGA of the state.