Ugwuanyi resurrected my political career – Nnamani

Chimaroke Nnamani

Former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani Enugu State has thanked incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for bringing him out of political oblivion.

The former governor, who is now a senator-elect, stated this in a statement on Sunday.

Nnamani said he is grateful to Ugwuanyi for supporting him through his journey to the Senate.

“I am grateful to my governor for the opportunity to rejig my political career.

“I owe him a lot of gratitude for the opportunity to serve my fatherland.’’

Nnamani, however, distanced himself from any political godfather’s role, stating that “Ugwuanyi is the political leader in practice and head of the Ebeano political family in Enugu State.”

He further expressed appreciation to other political leaders in the state including Jim Nwobodo, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and Senator Fidelis Okoro.

He also commended the efforts of the president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo among others.

On his role as a lawmaker in the 9th National Assembly, Nnamani restated his resolve to serve faithfully for the advancement of the Nigerian project, to engender peace, unity and development.

He said he would do everything within the ambits of the law to work for the emancipation of ordinary Nigerians.

He promised that as a senator of the 9th Senate, he would focus on poverty alleviation, employment opportunities, fair and equitable distribution of national resources as well as promoting the manufacturing sector.

Nnamani was governor of Enugu State from 1999 to 2007.

He was succeeded by Sullivan Chime, with whom he has since fallen out.