April 1, 2023

Close ranks with Enugu Governor-elect, Group urges opposition parties

Enugu Governor-elect

By Dennis Agbo

The Coalition for Justice, Equity and Good Governance has asked the opposition political parties, who lost the March 18 governorship poll in Enugu state, to join hands with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates and Governor-elect in the state, Mr. Peter Mbah and his deputy, Ifeanyi Ossai, to form an inclusive government in the state.

The group told the dissenting opposition parties that indeed the PDP candidates clearly won the election which made the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, issues them with certificates of return on Thursday.

Leader of the group, Mr. Oscar Ugwuoke in a press conference debunked a narrative that there were controversies over the outcome of the election as claimed by a group of Labour Party members.

Ugwuoke stated that the initial suspension of the collation, as issued by the INEC was because of the outrageous result that emanated from Nsukka amidst low turnout of voters, alleging that the Labour party used
its suppression techniques to manipulate and inflate the results from Nsukka and Isi-Uzo local government areas.

He described as falsehood the allegation that there was violence recorded in Udenu LGA, clarifying that it was rather as a result of the resistance put up by the Udenu Youths against the military apparatus which he alleged was used to intimidate the people.

“While Labour party is waiting for INEC to allow them seven days window, INEC chairman has handed over the certificate of return to our dear governor-elect and his deputy. We therefore call the labour party to join hands with the capacity, competent and charismatic governor-elect and his deputy Barr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah and Barr Ifeanyi Ossai, to take our beloved State to a greater height so that our tomorrow will be assured.

“No need to fan the embers of war nor heat the polity through incitive comments. Rather we should all come together as brothers and sisters of this great state, the best in the east
of the Niger. Most especially as our dear governor-elect who has assured that his government is will be inclusive of all. So lets come together,” Ugwuoke pleaded.