By ALEX ENEBELI
ENUGU- Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday inaugurated the state PDP Campaign Council for 2023 general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the party in the state on Nov. 8 constituted 1,795 people into various committees for the purpose of the campaign.
The event took place at the PDP campaign office at Independence Layout, Enugu with party leaders in the state and government officials in attendance.
Ugwuanyi said the constitution and inauguration of the state campaign organisation became necessary to effectively drive the party to victory for all candidates in 2023 general elections.
He said that as 2023 political calendar had begun and INEC lifted the ban on electioneering campaign, the state had constituted a robust campaign organisation under the formidable leadership of Chief Ikeje Asogwa.
The governor said the team was populated with tested, competent and experienced politicians who would ensure that all the PDP candidates in the state achieved comfortable win in 2023 poll.
Ugwuwnyi said that Enugu people had consistently voted for PDP in all the election since return of democracy.
“Our great party has enjoyed overwhelming support and kind consideration from the good people of Enugu state in the past two decades.
“This show of love, unflinching support and solidarity has been the wind in the sail of PDP in Enugu.
“The PDP government in Enugu State has also strived to fulfill their contract with the people within the limit of the available resources,” Ugwuanyi said.
He congratulated Asogwa and members of the committee and urged them to work together for the success of the party.
“We must campaign for our party in our political wards and communities because when we win the wards, LGAs and the state, we have won.
“In reality, it is everybody’s business to sell our party.
“It is also my expectation that our campaign will leverage the excellent performance of the current PDP government in the state,” he said.
According to the governor, PDP in Enugu State has a tradition of being peaceful, united, law abiding and yet resolute in conducts of its affairs.
These attributes, he said had always guided the campaign team in the state.
“It is, therefore, my profound honour and privilege to inaugurate the PDP Campaign Council for the 2023 general election in Enugu state for the total victory of our party,” Ugwuanyi said.
Responding, Asogwa on behalf of the team thanked the governor for the opportunity and privilege given to them to serve.
“With the nature of the team, there are no doubts that we are going to succeed.
“Our opponent knew there is fire on the mountain and our assurance is that we are going to deliver our candidates starting from you with 100 per cent votes,” Asogwa said, (NAN)