The 2019 elections have come and gone in Enugu State, just like in most parts of the country. What is the post-election mood in Enugu State?
There are no post-election issues in Enugu state because first, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is a man loved by his people. Nobody is saying that he is 100 percent loved by all but he has the support of the majority of the residents of the state.
What is your assessment of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s first 100 days of the administration’s second term?
So far so good and, indeed, Enugu is in the hand of God and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is the man God is using to reposition Enugu in all facets of the life of the ordinary people in the state. One of the key challenges Governor Ugwuanyi had to confront in his first 100 days in office was in the area of security.
In the first 100 days in office, Governor Ugwuanyi has also personally supervised the clearing of bushes, particularly along the Awgu axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Express Way, identified as a safe haven for the criminals, and where killings and kidnappings had taken place in recent times. So, on securing the people of the state, the governor has done well enough in the first 100 days of his second tenure.
As we all know, security challenges and rising criminalities are national concerns. Does it mean that the only achievement in his first 100 days of his second term is security? Not at all! Beyond his efforts to curb security challenges, the governor has also in the last 100 days of his second coming took remarkable steps to consolidate on his many achievements in the first term.
I can tell you proudly that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is on track and has not disappointed the people of Enugu State on the last 100 days of the second tenure.
What’s your take on the ruling by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal?
Well, the matter is currently on appeal and my view is just like that of most citizens. However, whether the Supreme Court upholds the tribunal’s verdict or not, there are several aspects of the judgment that the Supreme Court has to make clear statements on for us to be certain of the position of the law. One of such is if an affidavit is equal to a certificate. Until the Supreme Court rules on this I will not comment further on the matter. But Nigerians are watching.