It was earlier reported that a campaign billboard erected in support of the governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, got people talking for obvious reasons after “Jesus” was brought into the equation.
The governor who has reacted to the development through his campaign organisation, urged those who would want to erect billboard in his support, to seek proper guidance from the campaign office before doing such as it was revealed that the controversial billboard has been removed.
Read the press statement below;
Re: Campaign Billboard of Governor Ugwuanyi and ‘Jesus’ – Our Position
Our attention has been drawn to a makeshift relief art work of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Enugu State, which has an image, purportedly of ‘Jesus’ on it and erected on strategic locations in Enugu city by one of the governor’s teeming supporters, ostensibly to add his weight in the massive approval for his re-election.
We sincerely appreciate the genuine intentions of the initiator of the said art work, who in all calculations were his measure to demonstrate his love for the governor. While it is important to state that the maker of the said work did it without our consent, we have however been able to draw his attention to the uproar already generated by his innocent intentions. He seemingly appreciates the concern this has caused to the public vis-à-vis the apparent varied interpretations and has even gone as far as removing same!
Consequently, we, hereby appeal to all those who may intend to erect such works on behalf of His Excellency or engage in similar acts to kindly obtain proper guidance in that regard from the Campaign office.
Enugu State is in the hands of God!
Barr. Nana Ogbodo
Director of Communication
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Campaign Organization