A former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has called on the people of the State to vote for all the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming general elections.
Nnamani, the leader of the Ebeano political family in the State, recently returned to the PDP, on which platform he will be seeking to represent the Enugu East Senatorial District.
Speaking during the flag-off of his campaign at Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the State, Nnamani pledged to lobby for adequate budgetary allocation for projects that will enhance development in rural communities.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of PDP supporters, who gathered at Eha-Amufu Market to receive him, Senator Nnamani explained that the responsibilities of a lawmaker ranged from the statutory duties of law making to lobbying for budgetary allocations for projects, that could have meaningful impact in the development of his district.
He assured that he would work towards this direction collectively with the PDP House of Representatives candidate for Enugu East/Isi-Uzo federal constituency, Hon Cornelius Nnaji.
He pleaded with the people to vote for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and all other PDP candidates in the 2019 general elections, so they could “collectively and harmoniously work together for development of Enugu State,” stressing that “Enugu has always been a PDP state.”
“What I have come for is not only to canvass for votes, but also to thank you for your consistent solidarity in my political career.
“After so many years, I came here and still met you people. It is good we are starting from where we stopped. I am committed to Isi-Uzo people,” he declared.
He added that “I am here to pay respect to you all. I am very grateful for the opportunity given me. Opportunity to be part of the system all over again because it is not everybody that has that kind of opportunity.
“There are people that were coming to say you deserve it, but it is not everything someone deserves that he gets. I took it as a gift and I am very grateful.”
“It is a rare opportunity; it is the second, third, fourth and fifth chance you are giving me and I appreciate it and I thank all of you. It is not everybody that will have this kind of opportunity in their lifetime,” he said.
Earlier in their addresses, the PDP chairman for Isi-Uzo local government area, the local government executive chairman, Hon Benjamin Odoh Edeoga, the PDP House of Reps candidate for Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal constituency, Hon Cornelius Nnaji, among others, commended Nnamani for his sterling services as a former Governor of the state and leader of the party in Enugu state.
They said it was in view of his wide experience and leadership qualities that they pleaded with him to join in the 2019 Enugu East senatorial district race.
From Eha-Amufu, Nnamani’s zonal campaign train moved to Ikem, also in Isi-Uzo local government area, where he further commended the mammoth crowd for their solidarity to him and support for PDP in the State.