It was a remarkable day of solidarity for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s recent court victory as the major road of Ogurugu road through Odenigbo road to Enugu road in Nsukka was literally flooded with vision 2019 members (a politicalsupport group), indigenes, teeming participants and well –wishers to celebrate what they termed “ mother of all victories” in the just concluded protracted electoral legal tussle between Governor Ugwuanyi and Senator Ayogu Eze.
The event which took place recently amidst pomp and whoops of joy saw a mammoth crowed of both the young and the old, boys and girls singing, cheering and thanking God with placards of various inscriptions along the busy road. While the youthsengaged in entertaining acrobatic display and the Okada andKeke riders clapped with blaring horns, the old gyrated on their body axis– all in ecstasy and jubilation for the victory and vindication of Governor Ugwuanyi .
Speaking during the commencement of the solidarity march at Mrs. JustinaEze Street, Ofulonu- Nsukka, the PDP, BOT member Mrs. Eze said that the solidarity march was put together for a dual purpose. One was to give thanks to Almighty God for the triumph of justice in Gov. Ugwuanyi’s case and to call on the people to keep faithwith the Governor to make sure that he completes all the deliverables to the people
Continuing, she emphasized that Governor Ugwuanyi who has been able to distinguish between politics and administration has shown that he also has the capacity, courage, competence and the milk of human kindness to make life more meaningful to the citizenry through the provision of infrastructure, good governance as well as basic human rights, pointing out rhetorically “as you can see, there is happiness in the air and when you are happy you are also at peace with yourself and those around you”
Concluding,Mrs. Eze who is the first female legislator from the South-Eastern part of Nigeria and the first female Nigerian foreign Ambassador from Enugu State deposed,” our Governor is not only doing well in carrying party members along, he also extends his hand of fellowship across other parties. He is mostly loved and the only way to reward him for a continued symbiotic relationship is to vote massively for him in the next election.”
When eventually the event which commenced by11: am tapered to an end around 5.30pm at Ugwu-Oye, Nsukka, many wished otherwise.The Co-ordinator of the support group, Mr. UchennaNgwu, thanked the founder of the group Chief Mark ChidiObetta for his thoughtfulness, vision and kind gesture in founding the group, the members of the group for their roles in the mobilisation of the people and the people for their massive turnout despite the short notice. He requested them to go to their respective wards to spread the news of Governor Ugwuanyi.
It would be recalled that the Vision 2019 Support Group for Gburugburu which made its debut during a colourful ceremony not long ago in Nsukka at Jerry Marriot Hotel and Suites was founded by Chief Mark Chidi Obetta,a business mogul and Chairman /CEO of the hotel who is passionate about the development of Nsukka/ Igbo- Eze South Federal Constituency in particular and Enugu State in general, economic empowerment of the people and the liberation of the poor.
The high point of the event was the introduction of the group’s slogan- GBURUGBURU- to the gathering and the relaxation in a collective mood with wining and dining at Nuccon Hotels, Nsukka.