2023 GOVERNORSHIP AND
STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
In 2 Million Man March, Support groups shut down Enugu for Mbah, other PDP candidates, with massive crowd
…This crowd is proof of your landslide victory at the polls, Igwesi assures Mbah
Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, over 500 different support groups, with members numbering thousands of people took to the streets of Enugu, the state capital, on Saturday to show their unflinching love and support for the gubernatorial aspiration of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Dr. Peter Mbah.
The groups, which marched in solidarity across the major streets of the capital such as Presidential Road, O’Connor Street, Ogui Road, Stadium, New Layout, Independence Layout, among others, were seen adorned with colourful uniforms, caps, and placards bearing inscriptions of endorsements and approval for the candidates of the state’s ruling party, especially its governorship flagbearer.
At the solidarity march, tagged, “Occupy Enugu for Peter Mbah”, our correspondent observed the presence of some frontline pro-PDP support groups like Peter Mbah Grassroot Canvassers, Tomorrow Is Here Ambassadors, Peter Mbah Support Group, Peter Mbah Support Vanguard, Ebeano Volunteer Movement for Peter Mbah, Solidarity Alliance for Peter Mbah and Ifeanyi Ossai, Ladies Assembly, Peter Mbah Xclusive, Liberal Lawyers for Peter Mbah, among countless others, shouting that the PDP and its gubernatorial candidate had no rival in the state.
Some of the prominent youth groups were also seen in large numbers expressing elation over the choice of Barr. Mbah by the people, saying they would demonstrate their voting strength at the polls on March 11 governorship election.
While addressing the groups which finally converged on the popular Michael Okpara Square, the convener and Director, PDP Support Groups for Peter Mbah in the party’s State Campaign Council, Rt. Hon. Ikemba USA Igwesi, said the mammoth crowds that took over the capital to recommit their earlier support for Barr. Mbah was a reaffirmation that PDP would win all the polling units in the state, including the presumed support base of the opposition parties.
According to him, any doubt about the victory of Barr. Mbah and the PDP had already been cleared by the teeming number of people that left everything they were doing to express their love and readiness for Mbah’s candidacy.
“I don’t think we need any other election to prove that you have already won. The people have already delivered their verdict and they’ve shown they’re at home with your candidacy. All we need at the poll now is a mere formalization.
“These people have marched across the major streets of the capital to show their resilience and determination to give you victory, and to show that their tomorrow; that their future is secure with you as their governor.
“Your Excellency, you’ve demonstrated capacity, competence and leadership capability both in the public and private sectors and we are only waiting for you to give us that new state of economic prosperity you promised us,” the former ranking lawmaker added.
Earlier speaking with newsmen, a former Member of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Barr. KGB Oguakwa who is also the Director, Inter-Party Affairs of the Enugu State Campaign Council, restated that “today’s shutdown of streets of Enugu City by this freely voluntary and excitedly enthusiastic 2 Million Marchers is proof that Enugu is fully PDP with solid support to the Governorship election and candidacy of Dr. Peter Mbah”.
Continuing, he said “It is truly amazing to behold how the indefatigable energy of the Convener Rt. Hon. Ikemba USA Igwesi has dramatically convoked this sea of heads at a time when the “no fuel, no cash situation” have conspired to slow down every other socio-political endeavor. Our support for the Peter Mbah/Ifeanyi Ossai Candidacy is unrelenting.”
While appreciating the overwhelming crowd for the uncommon strength and gesture it displayed, Barr. Mbah, who was satisfied with the crowd of supporters, stressed that the people had shown they were comfortable with the PDP over the past years.
“You have shown you are with the PDP yesterday, today, and that you’re going to be with PDP tomorrow, and that tomorrow we’re talking about is here.
“Indeed, you have shown today that you’ve taken this project as your own and this your demonstration is reassuring,” Barr. Mbah stated.
Noting that elections were already around the corner and that the people were close to the finished line, the governorship hopeful charged the jubilant crowd to come out in their large numbers with their voter’s cards and deliver overwhelming votes for the party.
“We’re almost at the finishing line and we must finish it together. We must come out and replicate what you have done today at the polls, and together, victory will be ours,” he added.
The business mogul promised that his administration would ensure good governance and dividends of democracy, especially for the youths, women and the general populace.
Dignitaries present at the March were, the campaign council Director General Ide Ikeje Asogwa, Secretary, Nze Eric Oluedo, Rt. Hon. Cornelius Nnaji, Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo, Hon. Barr. Sam Ogbu Nwobodo, Hon. Chima Obieze, Hon. Paul Nnajiofor, Hon. Uchenna Ejim, Hon. Okey Edeh and Hon. Patty Okoh.
Others were Hon. Rita Mbah, Dr. Emeka Igwesi, Prof. Ike Obi, Hon. Okey Mbah, Hon. Chijioke Oscar Ngene, among others.
The side attraction was the presence of popular thespian, Rachael Okonkwo popularly called Nkoli Nwa Nsukka.
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