‘100 Days Not Enough To Judge Gov Ugwuanyi’
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s first 100 days in office in Enugu state is a mixture of praise and condemnation as various groups speak of their perceptions of his administration.
His party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed satisfaction with what he had been able to achieve, even with the scare resources that the state is faced with, adding that given more time, he would restore Enugu’s lost glory.
State Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr. Okey Eze told The Guardian that the choice of the governor was the best thing that could happen to the state, especially at this time, explaining that he had carried on effectively, irrespective of the challenges he met when he came into office. He said: “He has lived up to the expectation of the masses who voted him into office.
The step he has taken so far was enough indication that he has come to give the people of Enugu state the expected democracy dividend. He has also come to show equity, justice and love for the people of Enugu state.
If you watch his appointments, it has been one that cut across the state as no section or zone is complaining. “Let him keep the standard he has set, he has set a good standard, good road map, he should maintain the status quo.
He just laid the foundation stone for 200-bed capacity hospital in Udenu. He is tackling the impassable road at main market. “We believe he will do more when he presides over a budget from his cabinet. We wish him well and God’s guidance.
He is God fearing and we don’t have any doubt about his abilities”. But an Enugu-based Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN) said that the human rights situation in the state has worsened in Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 100 days in office following the activities of the state Waste Management Agency (ESWAMA) and Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA).
CRRAN in a statement in Enugu signed by its President Olu Omotayo which was also forwarded to Ugwuanyi, expressed dismay by the activities of the two agencies, stressing that the human right situation in Enugu continues to deteriorate due to the activities of the two notorious agencies in the state whose operations are not only barbaric, but dangerous to healthy survival of any descent democratic society” Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress (APC) does not believe that 100 days was enough to judge a governor who was elected to serve for four years.
State Chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye said: “I think it is too early to make assessment. This idea of 100 days in office is inconsequential to the average person living in the village who is trying to make a living.