As political parties gear up for the commencement of campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, traders, motorcycle (okada) and tricycle (keke) operators and members of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Friday, declared their support for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Enugu North Senatorial District of the state.
They also declared their support for the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Barr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah; his running mate, Barr Ifeanyi Ossai, and other candidates of the PDP.
Speaking when they paid a solidarity visit to Gov Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, the chairman of Orba Modern Market, Chief Charles Ezeugwu, said that they were proud of the governor as their illustrious son and leader.
He said, “We came here today to pay a solidarity visit to our brother, our son and our father. We are telling you to keep it up for we are very proud of you.
“We are solidly behind your senatorial ambition in 2023. We came here to support you and all the good works you are doing in Enugu State. We are solidly behind the person you endorsed as your successor, Barr Peter Mbah; his running mate, our brother, Barr Ifeanyi Ossai, and all other candidates of the PDP.”
The chairman of Obollo Afor Market, Mr Sunday Odo, assured Gov Ugwuanyi of their support for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections.
The leader of Hausa Community in Udenu LGA, Zachary Ibrahim Babangida, thanked Gov Ugwuanyi for promoting peace, national unity and good governance in Enugu State, assuring the governor that they will give him and the other PDP candidates 100 percent support at the polls in 2023.
The chairman of Udenu LGA and State Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon Solomon Onah, reaffirmed the endorsement of the market traders, tricycle and motorcycle operators, pointing out that their visit was borne out of their love and sincere appreciation of the governor’s good works in Enugu State.
The climax of the event was the presentation and deployment of a brand new fire fighting Rapid Response Vehicle and eight fire fighting personnel to Orba International Market, Udenu LGA, to enhance safety measures in the market.