By Johnpaul Anih, 18/1/2021
The People of Umuisu autonomous community in Ugbawka, Nkanu East Local Government Area of the State have applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his peaceful and all inclusive style of leadership in the State.
They made this known on Monday, after the Igweship election wherein high Chief Sunday Nwobodo emerged “unopposed” the igwe of the Community with over 600 votes, which was done in the presence of the commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Dr. Charles Egumgbe, representatives of the local Government council, security agencies amongst others, the community members, expressed their happiness over the leadership style of the Governor, especially the creation of an autonomous community for them as well as offering them the opportunity of producing their choice of leader.
On his part, the immidate past councillor of the community, Hon Christian Chukwu, described the election, as the unanimous opinion of the people.
“The election of High Chief Sunday Nwobodo is a divine one as he is not just a leader, but also a son of the soil, who prioritise the interest of the community
Another community member Pastor Patrick Edeoji opined that the election was devoid of any objection as their ìgwè elect, is somebody, who has the wirl- withal to succeed and take the community to the next level.
“High Chief Sunday Nwobodo’s electoral victory, saw almost all the people of Umuisu community in Ugbawka , coming out en mass to endorse him as their igwe-elect.
I strongly believe that, his wealth of experience, knowledge and connections will bring phenomenal development, to the community” he concluded.
Responding, the igwe elect of Umuisu autonomous Community Ugbawka, High Chief Sunday Nwobodo, expressed his joy over his emergence as the sole choice of his community.
He also thanked Governor ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for ensuring that maximum security were provided during the event.
” I want to thank God for a day like this, as my community have unanimously found me worthy to be their first Igwe. I also thank Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for giving us an autonomous community as well as, his support in ensuring that peace is the watchword of every community in Enugu, he is an answered prayer, to ndi Enugu”
” I want to assure my people, that this leadership mantle, will not be a thing of regret”