By Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU—A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Oji River Local Government Area, Enugu State, Chief Gbazueagu Nweke Gbazueagu, and other stakeholders in the council area, such as Senator Dr. Rev. Hyde Onuaguluchi have showered encomuims on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his uncommon leadership qualities anchored on vision, humility, good governance and respect for everyone irrespective of political leanings.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony of Nkwo Inyi-Akpugoeze road in Oji River Local Government Area, which was among the N1.170 billion road projects recently awarded by the Enugu State Government, Senator Onuaguluchi while expressing delight over the commencement of work on the “abandoned” road, described Gov. Ugwuanyi as an “epitome of humility” and “God’s gift” to the people of the state.
The former Senator added that Gov. Ugwuanyi has “brought peace to this state” and “humility to government,” stressing that the last time he experienced such quality of humility was when another Nsukka man, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo was governor of the state.
Senator Onuaguluchi commended the governor for entrenching peace and good governance in the state, saying Ugwuanyi is “clinically” implementing a blueprint for the rapid growth and development of Enugu State and “should be allowed to finish his assignment from God.
“Gov. Ugwuanyi has brought happiness to every family in Enugu State irrespective of political leanings or class. We thank God for Gburugburu and may God continue to bless him and his family now and forever”, he prayed.
Chief Gbazueagu, who described Gov. Ugwuanyi as “my friend and brother”, also applauded the governor’s decision to construct and complete the road for the people of Akpugoeze, who he described as “the most neglected and deprived people in Enugu State.”
The APC chieftain, while maintaining that Gov. Ugwuanyi is a leader who makes promises and fulfills them, regretted that the road was “awarded and abandoned by past administration”, saying: “Today, you have tarred it for us, it is over”.
He said that what was paramount in Enugu State at the moment is not party politics, but how to galvanise resources to develop the state in the overall interest of the people of the state.
Emphasising the importance of the road to him and his community, Chief Gbazuagu disclosed that he is still in politics basically to ensure that the deplorable road is constructed and declared that he is ready to surrender his political interest if the road construction is completed.
“If there is one reason I am in politics, it is because of this road. I have said it before, if this road is done, I am ready to surrender my political interest”, Chief Gbuzuagu declared.
Flagging off the road, Gov. Ugwuanyi said that the project was “in fulfillment of our mandate and resolve to take development to all corners of Enugu State and to alleviate the sufferings of our people in various communities.”