PEACE AS AN ASPECT OF GOV. IFEANYI UGWUANYI

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Peace is a state in which there is no war..It is a feeling of internal serenity as a result of external stability, (Galtung 1967).For Bansikiza (2004) peace is both a gift by God and an effort by the people to achieve it, individually and socially. However, due to the fact that peace is not reached once and for all, it demands continuous attempt in connecting divided people, reconciling differences and removing bitterness harbored.Importantly, studies have shown that there can not be any meaningful development without peace or absence of war. Perhaps, that could be the motivating factor why the Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi( Mr Fulfilment) decided to toll the part of peace in running the affairs of the Coal City State since he assumed office in 2015.

People often say that the institution of marriage has no aritimetic formula , this is because different people approach marriage from different dimensions based on individual choice of way of life. In addition to that therefore, I want to opine that politics and the business of governance have no aritimatic formula, while the ability to make what has been described by many as the best political approach ( peace approach of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi) can only come from a man of peaceful disposition.
In recent time, Enugu State under the able leadership of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has been adjudged as one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria, a feat that has earned the state tremendous accolades from both within and outside the Coal City State.

Worthy of note therefore, is the fact that the peace which the state is known for is not a rocket science but a phenomenon that is made manifest in the security of lives and properties of the indigenous people of Enugu.

Furthermore, the robust and cordial relationship amongst the three arms of government in Enugu State under the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, is second to non as such peaceful coexistence and responsible interdependency has yielded fair share of dividends of democracy and enthronement of reputable stewardship.
The peaceful disposition of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, can also be seen between the State government under his watch and the seventeen Local government council of the State. This is made manifest in his politics of non interference in the affairs of the local Councils. That singular act has enhanced the autonomy of the third tire of government.

The peace loving Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi( Mr Fulfilment)has also successfully and tactically settled the long standing dispute between Oluku/Omuode communities in Nkanu East Local government area of the State. That laudable divine intervention by a man of peace should be supported by all and sundry.

Political actors in the State irrespective of party affiliation or ethnic divide are left with no option than to follow the peaceful footprint of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as exermplified by the most recent meeting of the two former Governors of Enugu State which was tagged by many analysts as a meeting of reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Kudos to the Chief engineer of peace South East of the Niger, His Excellency Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Enugu State is truly in the hands of God.

Written by
Bibian Anekwe News
Media correspondent

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