The governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has promised to repay voters’ ballots with significant and life-changing initiatives in accordance with his platform and social contract with them. This will increase the public’s faith in democracy, he has said.
In addition to wishing the state’s residents a happy Democracy Day, the governor stated that the state government would not stop working until it fulfilled its commitments to, among other things, address insecurity and infrastructure deficiencies, create jobs, and help lift people out of poverty.
Mbah stated in a statement made public by his media office that the state had improved noticeably after the restoration of democracy in 1999 and that his administration will step up efforts to improve the situation and look out for the welfare of the people.
Although, the history of our democratic sojourn has been chequered with challenges, yet the state is moving at an encouraging pace.
“Let me equally seize this opportunity to salute the people of Enugu State for their heroic feats and for keeping faith with us. It is through your overwhelming support that we are here today as your representatives. We will not let you down in the coming days and years.
“We are not unaware that you voted for us because of our promises to transform the state and give you those benefits of life as contained in our manifesto. We know you are already counting on the number of days remaining for water to run in the state. We want to reassure you that we are mindful of that. Water is definitely going to run within the stated time.
“Think of those dividends of democracy you could imagine. We are deliberate in our efforts to bring them to your doorsteps. Rest assured that your welfare is our utmost priority.
“We want to urge you to keep your support coming in this major partnership as we consolidate and count the gains of democracy in our clime.
“Be assured of our dedication and commitment to serve you by doing things differently,” the statement read.