The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, Friday, explained its reason for endorsing Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Okezie Ikpeazu and David Umahi of Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi, respectively for second term.
OYC in a statement signed by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and Engr. Obinna Adibe, its national secretary and the national spokesman, respectively, said the three governors had so far justified the mandate given to them by Ndigbo in their respective States.
It said though there were still areas that needed attention, the governors had performed creditably judging by the limited resources at their disposal.
In the case of Ugwuanyi of Enugu, the youth group said “we are in love with his unparalleled empowerment programmes which is being felt across the State. This is in addition to is rural development agenda, which is community-driven.
“Few days ago, the governor released funds for the execution of various projects across the over 400 communities in the State. In this regards, the onus now lied on the community leaders to ensure proper utilization of the fund.
“In the area of payment of salary, while some States in the country are still struggling to meet up, Governor Ugwuanyi went ahead to even pay 13th month, (Christmas bonus) to the Enugu workers. We are proud of him.
“In addition, the Governor also employed his magic wand in handling issues of herdsmen attack, which occurred in the early days of his administration. Indeed, the wisdom he applied should be a model for other States.”
While speaking on Ikpeazu, the OYC said he had put Nigeria in world map “by resuscitating made-in-Aba, nay Nigeria Products.
“His massive transformation projects across Abia is an eloquent testimony that Ikpeazu remains best Governor Abia has had since creation.
“As Ngwa consensus candidate in 2019, the OYC calls on every other zone to respect the Abia charter of equity, as he has even offered hands of fellowship to detractors, who distracted him for two years.”
The group described Gov. Umahi as the new face of Ebonyi, vowing to leave no stone unturned to lead him to victory.
“We are pleased with his performances in Ebonyi and shall indeed back him up to complete the second tenure, on behalf of Ebonyi South.
“His agricultural revolution has saved Nigeria from importation of rice and raised the country’s GDP.
“His urban renewal programme and light-up Ebonyi have endeared him to Ebonyians”, he stated.
While restating that the trio were the best materials needed in their States for the 2019 election, the OYC vowed to mobilize its structure from the wards to the national level to ensure their re-election.