The South East National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Emma Eneukwu, and the Pastor of Dunamis Int’l Gospel Centre, Enugu, Pastor Timothy Benedict, have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his exemplary leadership style, which they said has brought peace and unity among politicians in the state irrespective of their political affiliations.
The duo, who spoke separately during the dedication of Hon. Eneukwu’s son, Chukwubuikem, at the church, appreciated Gov. Ugwuanyi, amid loud ovation from the congregation, for creating an enabling environment for politics to thrive in Enugu State without bitterness.
Hon. Eneukwu described Gov. Ugwuanyi as a close friend and true father to all politicians in the state irrespective of their political leanings, stressing that his inclusive leadership style and bi-partisan approach to governance have brought enduring peace and unity among political leaders in the state, as well as development.
Pastor Benedict, while expressing delight with Gov. Ugwuanyi’s presence at the event in solidarity with a member of the opposition political party in the state, called on other states in the country to “come and learn the template on how to play politics”, saying: “This is politics without bitterness, politics without struggle”.
Also speaking at the event, which was graced by other politicians from different political parties, such as Senator Andy Ubah, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; Senator Jim Nwobodo, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Ayogu Eze, Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu, among others, the APC National Vice Chairman, added that their presence shows that Gov. Ugwuanyi is “a father to all”.
He stressed the need for people to always pray and encourage those in power, advising: “God gives power to people, and when He gives someone power, you should allow the person and pray for him”.
Applauding Gov. Ugwuanyi for entrenching peace and good governance in Enugu State, the cleric stated that “Enugu State is known for peace”, urging the governor to continue to maintain peace for the progress of the state.
His words: “I am excited to see that our brother (Eneukwu) is of the opposition party in the state, and the governor, who is from the ruling party in the state, is here. And you look by the side you will see people from different political affiliations, all coming together to celebrate God.
“This shows that Enugu State is blessed. Praise God. This is what we have been praying for, and we will continue to pray for that”.