Members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in the South East geo-political zone have unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for a second term in office.
The group says it is backing Mr Ugwuanyi for entrenching peace and good governance as well as his accommodating gesture in governance.
The cattle breeders, who trooped out in their numbers to the Government House, Enugu, on a solidarity visit to Governor Ugwuanyi, described him as a “kind, accommodating, ever focused and progressive governor” and promised him that “no single vote from us will miss during the governorship election”.
The chairman of the association, Didado Sidikki, praised the governor for his “manifest love for our people living in Enugu State.”
“We freely carry the message of your welcoming attitude to our kiths and kin in the Northern parts of Nigeria,” Mr Sidikki said. “We do this as proof that the oneness that Nigerian leaders preach is in practice in Your Excellency’s domain.”
The herdsmen also commended Governor Ugwuanyi “for setting the pace for enduring peace amongst the people of Nigeria”, saying “Gburugburu is a true representation of that leader who is ever willing to accommodate and protect Nigerians plying their legitimate trade under his watch in Enugu State.”
Applauding the governor’s spirit of tolerance, the group said the governor did well by involving them in the governance of the state through strategic appointments and recognition.
They described Governor Ugwuanyi as a model leader who should be emulated.
“Having considered all these Your Excellency, our people unanimously raise our voices in supporting your acceptance to have a second shot at the governance of Enugu State through the instrumentality of the coming gubernatorial elections, “Mr Sidikki
“We lend our weight in support of your re-election project as we share the belief that when a route is good you make it twice.
“Our experience of your shade of governance commands appeal, and we can do no less than give you our unalloyed support and votes to ensure that your re-election mission is duly accomplished. This we wish to demonstrate in clear terms.”
Responding, Governor Ugwuanyi thanked the cattle breeders for their solidarity and endorsement. He reiterated his administration’s commitment to the oneness of the people living in Enugu State, irrespective of class, religion, ethnicity or political leaning.
The governor appreciated the non-indigenes for their contributions to the peace and development of the state, which he said has brought enormous progress to Enugu.