Former gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state, Hon. Barrister Nwabueze Ugwu, has assured the governorship candidate of the party Dr. Barrister Peter Mbah, that the people of Nkanu West Local Government Area would vote massively for him during the 2023 general elections.
This is just as he disclosed the reason why several PDP gubernatorial aspirants in the state gave the nod to Dr. Mbah to become the party’s flag bearer.
Hon. Ugwu, former member of Enugu state House of Assembly, gave the assurance when Dr. Mbah and his entourage came on a thank-you-visit in the area.
SummitNews recalls that Dr. Mbah, an oil magnate, emerged victorious during the Enugu state PDP governorship primary election held on May 25, 2022 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, the state capital.
Hon. Ugwu, alongside several other governorship aspirants had stepped down for Dr. Mbah, a former chief of staff and later commissioner for finance during the administration of Chimaroke Nnamani, a medical doctor-turned politician.
Addressing the mammoth crowd who turned out to welcome the PDP governorship candidate at the headquarters of Nkanu West Local Government Area, Agbani, Hon. Ugwu disclosed that two other governorship aspirants from the area Prof. Jehu Nnaji and Dr. Chukwudi Nneji, traveled overseas, and therefore, were unable to be part of the occasion.
“The duo had specifically requested me to inform the August visitor and his entourage that though they were not physically present at the ceremony, they were there in spirit,” said Hon. Ugwu.
The former lawmaker recalled that as a guest of Radio Nigeria, Enugu, he informed the world that he and other former PDP governorship aspirants in the state stepped down for Dr. Mbah because they found out that he was ‘over qualified for the job.’
He assured the PDP governorship candidate of the unflinching support of both the former governorship aspirants, and the entire people of the local government area of his candidature.
The event which was in continuation of Dr. Mbah ‘thank-you-visit’ to the 17 LGAs in the state, was attended by Leaders of Thought, social groups, women and youth organisation as well as government officials, and political leaders from the area.