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Enugu People Are Angry With Their New Governor For Spending First Week Thanking Predecessor

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, seven days into his administration has so far spent the week on thanksgiving and thank you visits to former Governor Sullivan Chime at his country home,Udi while his colleagues are announcing appointments.

Lamenting the development,the All Progressives Congress, APC,Chairman,Enugu State Chapter, Mr. Ben Nwoye, said “that is expected when you vote in a governor without plans,especially when you are imposed”.

Nwoye continued: “It is the reason one week after the administration has been expended on thank you visits to the former governor. It is a case of thank you deserving another, symptomatic of sycophants.

“Prior to his inauguration,he has never granted interview to showcase what he has in stock. So,he owes nobody any obligation. That is what you get when the principles of internal democracy is jettisoned on the altar of god fatherism.

An Enugu based lawyer,Mr. Ray Nnaji, regretted that “this is a surprise”. Nnaji added: “Ugwuanyi’s visit to some areas showed that he is making use of officers in the former administration. This means he is seeing himself as an appendage to the former governor.

“It is a big disappointment one week into an administration. People are yearning for a change in the system. What it means is that their trip to China was to reach an agreement on how Ugwuanyi’s administration will be run.

“Nobody is against him if he accommodates the good side of the previous administration, but, from what is happening now, he is boxed into a corner. The electorate in Enugu State are not patient enough to go through this vicious circle.

“We voted for change in the scheme of things and we are yet to see that. The idea of continuity should not mean continuing with things that are bad or a continuation of Chime’s administration.”

Chronicle of the first week in office as made available by Vanguard Newspaper
May 30
Governor Ugwuanyi and Deputy,Cecilia Ezeilo at Holy Ghost Cathedral, Ogui on thanksgiving mass presided over by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Dioceses,Most.Rev. Calistus Onaga. Ugwuanyi is accompanied by former Governor Chime and his family.

May 31

The Chief Execuive Officer at the Nsukka Stadium for a thanksgiving mass organised by Enugu-North.

June 1

Ugwuanyi off to Port-Harcourt, Rivers State where to attend a retreat for the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, governors and National Assembly members.

June 2

Ugwuanyi inspects Abakpa Nike, Ogbete Main Market, the ESUT Teaching Hospital Park Lane Enugu and National Grammar School Nike, Enugu.

June 3

Governor Ugwuanyi pays unscheduled inspection visit to Awgu and Aninri Local Government Areas and schools where he sent warning signals to government officials, local government council chairmen and their staff on the need to be punctual at duty posts and discharge their duties creditably.

Thereafter,Ugwuanyi leads the Enugu-East stakeholders to former Governor Chime’s hometown,Udi for a thank you visit.

June 4

Ugwuanyi leads the Enugu-North stakeholders to Chime’s for a thank you visit.

June 5

The turn of Enugu-West on a thank you visit to Chime led by the governor.

June 6

Presides over stakeholders meeting where the party asks 260 ward chairmen to submit two names from each ward for consideration for appointment.

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