By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
A group known as Enugu Youths Coalition has reacted to the official release of the campaign posters of the APC Governorship aspirant for Enugu State, Mr. Kenneth Okonkwo.
In a statement released to newsmen in Lagos, the National Coordinator of the Coalition, Dr. Edwin Obune says the official portrait of the aspirant looks more of a costume material for the production of new home video as it does not look gubernatorial.
The group stated that Mr. Kenneth Okonkwo is a political neophyte who has not completed his course on obedience; adding that no one can command without first of all learning how to obey.
While boasting of delivering the 17 Local Government Areas of the state to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the coalition advised Mr. Okonkwo to jettison the idea as no candidate of any political party can withstand the popularity of Gburugburu because of the great works he has done in the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is the only Governor in Nigeria who paid workers 13 months salary for working for 12 months. If the gesture was made in times of oil boom, it would not have attracted much attention, but the uncommon gesture was made at a time about 27 state governments were owing workers salaries for months.
We are talking of the only governor who has displayed fiscal responsibility by being the first to pay workers salary for the month of June without the legendary Federal Allocation.
This is a governor who has dispensed democracy dividends to Ndi-Enugu in line with the triangular nature of the state making all indigenes of the state to be happy irrespective of senatorial district.
While asking Mr. Okonkwo to drop his governorship aspiration, the coalition urged Enugu indigenes to make another history by declining to contest against Gburugburu under any political party thereby making the state the first in Nigeria to unilaterally elect a governor irrespective of party differences.