Wednesday, 18 November 2015

HOUSE OF REPS SPEAKER REGRETS NOT TAKING GOV. UGWUANYI ALONG TO APC

Hon. Yakubu Dogara
Tectono Business Review gathered that the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed unhappiness for having left the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) without dragging the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, along with him.

Hon. Dogara stated this in a speech he made at the grand reception organized by the Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, on behalf of Nsukka Cultural zone at the Government Field Nsukka.

According to Hon. Dogara, Governor Ugwuanyi’s pedigree as a ‘Progressive’ while at the House Representative will serve as a tonic that will boost governance in Enugu State.

In Hon. Dogara’s own words: “For us in the House of Representatives, the Governor Ugwuanyi is our ambassador. The fact that I am here today attests to the kind of leadership Ugwuanyi provided during his stay at the National Assembly. I have no doubt that Ugwuanyi’s pedigree will be brought to bear in Enugu State.

“I will hold Governor Ugwuanyi accountable if he does not bring those developmental goals we discussed in Enugu State. He was a Progressive mind at the House of Representatives. One of my regrets is that I did not cross over to APC with him.”

In his own speech, Senator Utazi said: “We are confident that the governor’s pedigree and inscrutable focus shall move our people many years ahead. You are carrying the aggregate of the hopes of a people. We know you will be a leading light of this generation in terms of the quality of leadership you would demonstrate.”

Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, while addressing people from Nsukka cultural zone that came to witness the conferment of chieftaincy title on him, urged them to remain steadfast in their prayers and support his administration to achieve more for the people.

The event was a gathering of political heavyweights such as: Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Governor Ibrahim Dankwanbo of Gombe State; former Enugu State Governor, Barrister Sullivan Chime; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Business mogul, Chief Authur Eze; Peoples Democratic Party’s Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh; former Minister of Information, Chief Nnia Nwodo among others.