- Seven days fast and prayers for a peaceful, transparent and violence-free elections have been declared in Enugu state
- Charles Egumgbe, director general of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Campaign Organization, announced this on Thursday, November 29
- Egumgbe said the exercise was in keeping to the customs of the Governor Ugwuanyi’s administration
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state on Thursday, November 29, declared seven days fast and prayers for a peaceful, transparent and violence-free elections in the state.
Charles Egumgbe, director general of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Campaign Organization, announced this in Enugu while briefing newsmen on their activities. Egumgbe said the fast and prayers would start from December 1 and 7.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that campaigns for governorship and state assemblies will commence on December 1 nationwide.
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The director general said that the exercise was in keeping to the customs of the Gov Ugwuanyi’s administration.
He said the state governor had absolute trust and confidence in God and would always seek the face of the Almighty.
“In keeping with our tradition of entrusting the affairs of the state to the hands of God, we passionately call on residents of the state to join us as we observe one week of prayers and fast.
“This is for peaceful, transparent and violence-free elections in 2019 which Enugu state is known for. We also urge them to pray for issue-based, smooth and successful campaigns in the state.”
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Egumgbe said that the PDP led administration in the state would continue to maintain the tempo of peace and security in the state for residents to enjoy more dividends of democracy.
He thanked residents of the state for their unceasing prayers, support, goodwill and solidarity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the people of Udi north constituency in Udi local government area paid a thank-you visit to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state at the Government House, Enugu and unanimously reaffirmed their endorsement for his re-election in 2019.
The jubilant people of the area, comprising all the traditional rulers, stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), academics, market women and youths, among others, said they came to appreciate Gov. Ugwuanyi for giving them a sense of belonging.
They added that the governor has recognized them in the scheme of things through political appointments and provision of infrastructure such as the construction of High Court Division in Awhum, the ongoing RAMP II road project from Egede to Awhum, and the recent approval for the construction of a General Hospital in Affah, among others.
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