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A former Governor of Enugu State and Senator-elect, Chimaroke Nnamani, has distanced himself from any godfather role in the state.

He said the incumbent Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who facilitated his election into the Senate, remained his political leader.

Nnamani in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, expressed appreciation to Ugwuanyi, who according to him, “gave me the opportunity to rejig my political career.”

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He said, “I owe him (Ugwuanyi) a lot of gratitude for the opportunity to serve my fatherland. I restate my respect and loyalty to him as my political leader”.

Nnamani specifically distanced himself from any political godfather’s and that Ugwuanyi remained “the political leader in practice and head of the Ebeano political family in Enugu State “.

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He commended Ugwuanyi for the developmental strides in the state and urged him not to rest on his oars

He also enjoined Enugu based politicians and citizens alike to rally round Ugwuanyi in his commitment to bring all-round development to Enugu State.

He restated his resolve to serve faithfully for the advancement of the Nigerian project that would engender peace, unity and development of the country.

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He said, “I will do everything possible within the ambit of the law to work for the emancipation of ordinary Nigerians in the ninth Senate.

“I will focus on poverty alleviation, employment opportunities, fair and equitable distribution of national resources as well as promoting the manufacturing sector of the economy”. (Punchng)

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