Ugwuanyi will be one of the greatest governors of Enugu State – Priest

By The Citizen
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The Vice Chancellor of Bishop Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Prof. Christian Anike, has predicted that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State will be one of the greatest governors to lead Enugu State.

The priest who made the declaration yesterday during a thanksgiving mass in honour of the Governor by St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy, Federal Government College, Enugu, noted that Ugwuanyi will certainly achieve the feat because of his closeness to God and prayers the people of the State have been offering for him to succeed.

He therefore called on the people to continue to pray for the Governor saying that he was ordained by God to govern the State at this critical time in the nation's economic growth.

The Vice Chancellor therefore urged the people to support Ugwuanyi's  administration to overcome the economic challenges in the country by keying into his well thought-out economic adjustment programmes  aimed at developing the State.

Earlier in a sermon delivered by Rev. Fr. John Ekwueme of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, the priest described Ugwuanyi as a humble and godly man who prayed day and night 'in this altar' for God to give him the opportunity to serve his people as their Governor, adding that the church gathered yesterday to celebrate his success, humility and kindness to the less privileged in the society.

He disclosed that Governor Ugwuanyi's emergence was symbolic in the Christian family as it followed the mysteries of Easter celebration, the Pentecost and the holy trinity which signify that God has a hand in his victory.

'This young and humble man lived and worked here with us. He prayed in this altar day and night, asking God to answer his prayers to serve Him and His people.  He cared for us and our students who requested for this mass to offer special prayers for him and all those that will work with him for his administration to succeed. We pray God to bless him and give him the wisdom to actualize his vision for this State'.

In the speech, the Governor thanked the priests and all those who prayed, fasted, suffered, and contributed in one way or the other towards his emergence. 

He described them as 'the true heroes of our democracy' and pledged to reward them with good governance which he had sworn to offer the State.

Other dignitaries that attended the mass included: the Governor's wife, Her Excellency, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, Deputy Governor, Her Excellency, Hon, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi with other members of the House, Senator Chuka Utazi, Council Chairmen, among others.