PETER MBAH’S CANDIDACY: Ugwuanyi’s legacies lives


The emergence of Hon. Barr. Peter Mbah, an ardent supporter of Enugu project, as the PDP flag bearer for the 2023 scheduled governorship election in Enugu has been greeted by wide jubilations across the state and beyond. For what seemed like an eternity, the political class were thrown into frenzy of sort. This is understandable against the backdrop that the current occupants in the political fronts will have to vacate their seats and will have to seek fresh mandate from the electorates or yield way for fresh hands. The weight of gerrymandering and horse-trading to seek support of the people in the various constituencies reached a suffocating level. In the midst of all the heat emanating from the politicians and their cheerleaders, governor Ifeanyichukwu Ugwuanyi remained unruffled and unshaken as he kept to his vision and mission to leave an enduring legacy for Ndi Enugu. Perhaps, his characteristics peaceful mien did much to douse the tension in the land even as permutations of who takes the mantle of leadership after him continued to dominate major political discussions.

As a good leader not given to frivolity and one who courts peace at all times,   Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi caused a statement to be addressed to the press. It was a reassuring statement that had the trappings of a soothing balm to Ndi Enugu. In his characteristic calm nature, he spoke peace, and assured all politicians and stakeholders that at the right time, Ndi Enugu will make their choice adding that he would never shortchange his people.
It is important to underscore the fact that Ugwuanyi remains a master of grassroots democracy. His, was to provide the level playing grounds for all the aspirants in various political positions. Such was what played out at the various primary elections that produced all the PDP standard bearers including the election of the the governorship candidate in the person of Peter Ndubuisi Mbah.

With the stepping down and withdrawal of eight contestants from the crowd of seventeen for the governorship position, it pleased the majority of the party members to place the party’s flag in Mr. Peter Mbah’s hand. It is therefore important that we rally round to respect that decision, and drum support for Barrister Peter Mbah at the general elections. He has cut his teeth in leadership with his past appointments. He is a humble people-oriented achiever. Despite a few subterfuged grouses that tried to diminish his unquestionable integrity and administrative probity, Ndi Enugu knew the truth, and they have stood by it. His resounding victory at the primary is a proof needed to convince doubters that we have in him, a trusted hand to continue Gburugburu’s great works in the state.

His biography as captured by Onyekachi C. Ugwu reads as follows:

Hon. Barr. Peter Mbah is an accomplished Lawyer of repute and a business Mogul who hails from Owoh, Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.

He is the founder and CEO of “Pinnacle Oil and Gas” a company involved in provision of services in the Oil & Gas Sector and also sole representative of an international oil corporation based in Fresno, California USA.

He rose through the business mills to attain lofty heights that today stands him out as one of the popular and successful businessmen in the state.

His exemplary leadership qualities have continued to endear him to his people and beyond.

Mr. Mbah (Esq) is a team player, a bridge builder and a peace maker, these qualities added up with his passion for philanthropy and humanitarian services.

His popularity rating is powered by his disarming friendly mien and humanitarian activities.

A lawyer and financial analyst, Mr. Mbah attended the University of East London in the United Kingdom from where he bagged a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Honours) Second Class Upper. Thereafter he attended the Nigerian Law School and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar.

In 2004 he was awarded the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M) in Maritime Law by the Lagos State University.
Before proceeding to the United Kingdom to study Law,

Mr. Mbah had been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of several successful companies.

He was also on the board of three other companies.
Mr. Mbah has served at various times as Commissioner for Finance and Chief of Staff to Enugu State Government where he garnered a wealth of firsthand experience in the area of public financial management and project finance among others.

A highly skilled negotiator, he has received several honorary awards from Rotary International District 9140, the Certified Institute of Public Administration and Management and Newswatch Magazine as one of the ten most outstanding Commissioners in Nigeria in 2005.

He is very sociable, humane, kind and generous.

Ndi Enugu, having gone through his abridged profile, don’t you think that he is truly suited to lead this state as a Governor come 2023?

Enugu is in the hand of God!

Written by
Hon.Bibian Anekwe


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