A group, the Forum of Enugu 2019 Governorship Candidates, on Sunday, passed a vote of confidence on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the State.
They made their position known while refuting a publication which had asked Governor Ugwuanyi to call his loyalists to order.
The Forum said the publication did not emanate from the 2019 Governorship Candidates and did not in any way represent the views of its members.
A statement to that effect, made available to Daily Post , was signed by Hon. Obioma Nnamani, Coordinator, Forum of Enugu Governorship Candidates 2019, Dr. Gerald Abonyi, Hon. Dr. Afam Ani, Hon. Engr. Chinedu Anuche, Chief Mrs. Anthonia Nwobodo, Hon. Christopher Ogbu, Dr. Mrs Nnenna Anozie, Barr. Osita Agu, Hon. Chigozie Okonkwo and Hon. Robinson Chukwuemeka.
Other signatories included Rev. Chukwuka Ibekwe, Mrs Maureen Onwuta, Hon. Amadi Eusebius, Hon. Louis Ugwuokolo, Mr. Nnaji Ifeanyi, Owoh Celestine, Hon. Alex Egbo, Hon. Ugwuanyi C. Anita, Hon. Chibueze Onah, Sir Onyeka Chinedu, Chief Jekwu Ogbonna and Chief Edwin Ngene.
They declared that, “Those who are trying so hard in their futile attempt to link or attribute violence and thuggery to our dear Governor and/or his loyalists need to be psychologically examined.
“They are obviously boxing the air by trying to discredit the Governor’s outstanding leadership qualities.
“2023 is gradually approaching and the enemies are envious of the successes recorded by our well-performing Governor. Hence their frantic efforts to discredit him by spreading falsehood.
“Our Forum members deeply appreciate the quality of leadership provided by His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in Enugu State which has brought peace and development to our dear State.”
“Not only that we unanimously and overwhelmingly supported our indefatigable governor of Enugu State during the last governorship election, we have also continued to unapologetically support his government and administration given his numerous achievements and humane disposition towards the good people of Enugu State,” they further stated.