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Ugwuanyi, PDP BoT Members in Closed-door Meeting

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday held a closed-door meeting with members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by the Chairman, Senator Walid Jubrin, at the Government House, Enugu.

The meeting, which lasted for four hours was also attended by notable members of the party’s BoT, such as the former President of the Senate, Senator Adolphus Wabara; former Governor of old Enugu State, Dr. Okwesiliez­e Nwodo; Senator Stella Omu; Chief Rex Onyeabo; Hon. Garba Shehu; Mrs. Laurentia Mallam and Ambassador Justina Eze.

Others were: Ambassador Fidelia Njeze; Hajia Hassana Dikko; Senator

Ngiji Ngele and Prof. Adewale Oladipo.

Briefing journalist­s after the closed-door meeting, Wabara, who spoke on behalf of the BoT Chairman, Jubrin said that the deliberati­on was “very successful”.

He disclosed that they “discussed national issues and the way forward for the peace and unity of the country”.

Shortly after the meeting, Jubrin, who is the Sarkin Fulani of Nasarawa, met with leaders of the northern community in Enugu State, led by His Royal Highness, Sarkin Abubakar Yusuf Sambo, at the Government House, Enugu, in company of other BoT members and Ugwuanyi.

The meeting was focused on fostering peace and national unity among the northerner­s and their host communitie­s.

The BoT Chairman, who described Ugwuanyi as a “frank, sincere and simple man,” commended the governor for promoting peace, national integratio­n and unity in Enugu State and beyond.

Jubrin urged northerner­s in Enugu State, to continue to cooperate with the governor and live in peace and harmony with the indigenes of the state, stressing that the unity of Nigeria is paramount to its progress and corporate existence.

“I am the Sarkin Fulani in Nasarawa State. I am their leader in the real tradition. I am controllin­g all kinds of people. I have gone to Abia State and spoke to our people. I have gone to Owerri, I spoke to our people. Anywhere I go, I brief our people and they are intact.

“That is why they told me that they are going to be with you (Ugwuanyi).

“I told them that you (Ugwuanyi) are a very simple man; you are very frank and sincere”, the BOT chairman said.

In their separate responses, leaders of the northern community in Enugu State told the PDP BOT chairman that Ugwuanyi has continued to foster peace and national unity in the state through his uncommon leadership qualities, stressing that the governor has been good to them.

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