The secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, Southeast, Chief James Ugwu, weekend, described the chemistry of Dr Peter Mba and Barr Ifeanyi Ossai ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Enugu State as perfect.
Mba is the governorship candidate of the PDP while Ossai is his running mate.
Chief Ugwu, the founder of Ezechinyelugo Grass-Roots Movement, a support group for Mba/Ossai ticket, said the duo ‘still have many years ahead of them, hence they will take the state to the next level’.
He told newsmen in Enugu that, “Both of them are legal personnel. Barr Mba is an asset. He has told us about the minerals that are untapped in Enugu State. His administration will not depend solely on federation allocations. He will discover those minerals and exploit them to create common wealth and jobs.
“Barr Ifeanyi Ossai, on the other hand, is somebody that I have never heard him quarrel with any man. He is unblemished, and young. We don’t expect people whose hands are shaking to run us aground. He must do well because he has many years ahead of him.”
He said the support group he initiated to drive Barr Mba/Ossai ticket was out of his conviction that the duo will consolidate the gains of Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
In his words, “Our group’s basic requirement is voters’ cards. Youths, men, and women are active members. If you look at the crowd at the state inauguration, you will see that women were in their numbers.
“It is not by accident that the man who represented Barr Peter Mba said that he had never seen any group that is as big as we are. This is not the kind of support groups where you carry people who change clothes like a chameleon.
“You cannot find any party executives in our group. We are looking for people who need to know. We conscientise them, and they make choices. We tell people why we are following Peter Mba.
“If he can industrialise Enugu State, what else are we looking for? We want our youths to have jobs so we can sleep with our two eyes closed. We need consolidation of achievements of Gov Ugwuanyi.”