Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign train on Wednesday returned to markets and streets of Enugu canvassing for votes ahead of March 9 governorship and state assembly elections, amid jubilation and excitement from teeming supporters and admirers.
The PDP governorship candidate, who was accompanied by his deputy and running mate, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, State PDP Chairman, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, Speaker of the House of Assembly and PDP candidate for Enugu East Urban Constituency, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, Director-General, PDP Campaign Organisation, Dr. Charles Egumgbe, the House of Respresentatives Member-Elect for Enugu East/ Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Prince Conelius Nnaji, the party’s candidate for Enugu East Rural Constituency, Hon. Hilary Ugwu, among others, participated in the 11th draw of the second phase of the Enugu State Traders Empowerment Scheme held at Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, Abakpa Main Market and Eke Obinagu Emene Market.
The empowerment programme, which assists 200 genuine traders in the state who win the monthly raffle draw of N50,000 each to grow their various businesses, irrespective of state of origin, religion or ethnicity, was held simultaneously today across the 54 participating markets. 2,200 traders have so far benefited in the phase.
The exercise offered the governor and other stakeholders of the PDP ample opportunity to campaign vigorously and urge the people to troop out on March 9 to cast their votes for all the candidates of the party.
According to the people’s governor, “we assure you that what we have been able to do so far is only the beginning as we remain fully committed to our promise to bring about the rapid and holistic development of Enugu State, to improve the standard of living of our people and to ensure that opportunities for growth and development are extended to every corner and to every class of the people in the state”.
It was indeed a colourful and successful outing for the PDP in Enugu State as the visibly excited traders and supporters assured Gov. Ugwuanyi and other party’s candidates of their votes at the polls.