The attention of Enugu Integrity Group has been drawn to the above referenced article published on an online medium (https://ng.opera.news/ng/en/politics/072d2ab51f2381fa4bf17353d1dcf244). Our initial inclination was to ignore the piece because facts theirein are simply untrue. However, for the unwary and unsuspecting readers who may absorb same, it is proper to put the record straight that the governor is not that rich and manifestly has no such interest. He has no single house anywhere outside Nigeria. He does not have anything close to the purported “$400,000 millions” (whatever it means) bandied by the writer and not even the Enugu State government can boast of such a humongous amount.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is not known to indulge in globetrotting. In more than 6 years in office, he has travelled outside Nigeria only twice; the first time to attend an education summit in Ireland and the second time as part of a Presidential delegation to the World Economic Forum. The facts and claims in the write up are patently false. Even saying that the governor served in the House of Representatives for two terms is inaccurate.
Whatever the intention of the writer, it is important to clearly state that our governor is grappling with the difficult task of making Enugu better than he met it, amid unprecedented successive economic recessions exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. He should be spared of distractions as he focuses on his job of serving Ndi Enugu with passion. Our governor is always at home concentrating on his official responsibilities. The results are evident from the massive infrastructural development across the 17 LGAs and the relative peace and security in the state. The writer may not understand what it takes to shield our beloved state from the violence and bloodshed ravaging our brother states?
We understand that 2023 politics is fast approaching and that various interests are positioning may be at play. This may be why the article published more than a year ago is coming up now. However, the allegations have no substance and should be disregarded.