A 35-year-old doctor and Information and Technology Specialist based in California, USA, Ugochukwu Ede, won the Enugu State governorship primary of the Young Progressives Party ahead of the 2023 general election.
Ede came out on top in the first administrative contest at the Exclusive Serene Hotel, New Haven, on Saturday after casting a total of 17 votes.
The chairman of the YPP State Governorship Primary Election Committee, Dr Frank Nweke, while announcing the election results, said 17 delegates each from 17 local government constituencies participated in the election.
He said, “The party has adopted the A4 option for primary conduct. We have someone who wanted to get a ticket to the rule of our party. Delegates lined up behind the candidate and after the count, he received a total of 17 votes to run for office.
“With the powers vested in me, Dr Frank Nweke, Chairperson of the YPP State Enugu primary election held today, Saturday, June 4, 2022, I announce Mr Ugochukwu Bethel Ede as the YPP candidate, who received the most votes in the by-elections. in the election and therefore re-elected. ”
In his acceptance speech, the YPP candidate thanked the delegates for delegating party power to him, and promised not to embarrass them.
Edeh said his management would focus on education, with the aim of restoring self-confidence in the youth, which he acknowledged was declining.
He pointed out that the development was due to the lack of job opportunities for graduates, who were aiming for academic training, adding that education would be a priority for his superiors.
A US-trained doctor has indicated that the idea of transforming the state of Enugu into a technological state will remain unfortunate, if young people in the province are illiterate, adding that it intends to make the Enugu state a technology center in the South East.
According to him, making the state a technological hub will enable citizens 1 to come up with different strategies that will make the state compete with other technologies in the world.
On industrial development, Edeh said his government would work for industrial development, by ensuring that the industry was established in all 17 Local Government Areas, with the aim of creating jobs for the unemployed.