It’s about Two years to the 2023 Enugu State Governorship Poll, As usual, Politicians are already in trenches plotting how the next Governor will emerge. All things being equal,
Below are the Names of Top 6 Likely Successors of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
1. Senator Ike Ekweremadu
Popularly known as “Ikeoha”, the 58years-old is a trained Lawyer and Fifth-term Lawmaker representing Enugu West Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate. Ekweremadu was a Three-term Deputy Senate President, serving from 2007 till 2019. Prior to Election as Senator in 2003, He had previously serve as a Local Government Chairman, Chief of Staff to the Government and Secretary to the Enugu State Government.
2. Professor Bartholomew Nnaji
Nnaji, 64 is a Seasoned Technocrat, Academician and Innovator who played a key role in the Power Sector in the Administration of Former Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan. In 1993, Nnaji returned home from his United States base to serve as Minister of Science and Technology. In 2010, he was appointed as Special Adviser to the Presidential Task Force on Power, a position he held until July 2011 when he became the Minister of Power. Nnaji however resigned his appointment in August 2012.
3. Hon. Chijioke Edeoga
The 56years-old is a Journalist, Lawyer and Politician who is currently the Enugu State Commissioner for Environment. Edeoga served as Commissioner for Local Government Matters during the First-term of Governor Ugwuanyi. The Isi-uzo born Politician has previously served as a Local Government Chairman, One-time House of Representatives Member and a Presidential Aide.
4. Hon. Chinyeaka Ohaa
Ohaa, 60 hails from Nkanu-West Local Government Area of Enugu State. He is a prudent and Financial Administrator who rose through the Rank to become the Enugu State Accountant General, serving from 1999 till 2006. He later served as Commissioner for Agriculture under the Administration of Ex-governor Sullivan Chime. In 2016, Ohaa was appointed as Permanent Secretary of the F.C.T by President Muhammadu Buhari, he was redeployed to the Federal Ministry of Power where he is still serving till date.
5. Senator Gilbert Nnaji
The 54years-old Nnaji is a trained Banker and a Three-time Federal Lawmaker. He served as Chairman of Enugu East Local Government Council between 1997 and 2002. In 2003, he was elected to represent Enugu East/Isi-uzo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives under the PDP platform, serving until 2011. Again in 2015, Nnaji staged a come back bid and won the Enugu East Senatorial Seat. During the 2019 General Elections, He lost his re-election bid to Ex-governor Chimaroke Nnamani of the People’s Democratic Change (PDC).
6. Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi
Ubosi, 50 is the Incumbent Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly. He hails from Umuchigbo Iji-Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area. Ubosi, a Third-term Lawmaker representing Enugu East Urban Consistuency emerged as Speaker in June 2015. Prior to his Election as a State Lawmaker in 2011, He was the Financial Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State.