#2023: Peter Mbah, A perfect Choice with Zero Alternatives By Sullivan Edeani | CABLE REPORTERS


As the race to the Lion Building, Enugu State Government House intensifies, the Enugu unsuspecting populace has been targetted with charades and brigandage of propaganda and media smears by unpopular and unacceptable candidates, who see it as their last resort before their eventual prom to political oblivion.

Objectionable, condemnable and solipsistic as it portends, it also portrays a bizarre political desperation of self-centred individuals who are keen to obliterate charismatic statesmen, throw the state into an adverse impasse and even commit the unthinkable just to assuage their failed political thirst. Chukwu ajuu!!

Just as Martin Luther King Jr. stated that “Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter”, it is imperative that patriotic citizens of Enugu State chide these nitpickers, uphold the truth and inspire an instant breakaway from the circle of erratic philippics who strive to steal the most critical seat of the state through unfounded accusations and deceitful narratives.

Imperatively, as an ample opportunity for the good people of Enugu state to elect their next governor has presented itself again, it is integral that outlandish tantrums with no shred of alibi be jettisoned and utmost consideration and shot taken on a credible, competent and experienced individual who can consolidate on the gains of democracy recorded in the past and as well create a new frontier for the state - this yardstick could be fetched by thorough appraisal of the credentials, character and commitments of all the candidates who have presented themselves for the poll.

This is the reason Dr Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, stands as the only perfect choice with zero alternatives. Dr. Mbah has proven to be the ideal man to fill the exalted office, to re-jig the state's leadership architecture and inspire a new future for Ndi Enugu. This estimable personality of Mbah has earned him the support of all the state’s critical political actors and lovers of good governance, including the endorsement and blessings of the Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; the former Governor of old Anambra State, Dr. Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, former governor of Enugu State, Dr Okwy Nwodo and Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani; Enugu East traditional rulers council, Enugu West Traditional Rulers Council, Enugu North Traditional Rulers Council, Religious leaders, youths, 99% of the 2022 PDP gubernatorial aspirants including Sir Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Prof. Barth Nnaji, Sen. Gil Nnaji, Prof Hillary Odoh Edeoga, Hon. Beloved-Dan Anike and many more. Even the two rivals for the labour party ticket; Sir Everest Nnaji had stepped down and Hon. Chijioke Edeoga wrote to officially congratulate and endorse Dr. Mbah before their heedless decision to go against their own vow in their quest for clout - a total exhibition of indiscipline and lack of integrity on their part as men who can't keep their own words are not worthy to be trusted with the governorship seat of Enugu State. 

And this is with all sense of modesty, respect and altruism for all other contestants who would readily confess in their closet that Dr. Peter Mbah is the right man they should support. 

As a lover of sound education, exposure and vast knowledge, Dr. Peter Mbah is shoulder above other candidates; he has attained education and exposure in many nooks and fields; from his secondary school days at Ogun State, he proceeded to obtain a university education at the University of East London where he earned a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Degree in the year 2000, Masters Degree, Business Administration from IESE University of Navarra Spain, and Masters Degree in Maritime and Commercial Law, Lagos State University. He also bagged many other honours including the Chief Executive Program from the University of Oxford, Stanford University and Havard University.

Dr Peter Mbah has also demonstrated his capacity for leadership within his brief stints in political office. From his time as a law student at the University of East London in the United Kingdom, he made history by becoming the Law society's first black and African president, among other significant accomplishments. While serving in Enugu as the commissioner for finances, he also recorded several feats including restructuring the state's financial record-keeping and budgeting procedures and increasing internally generated revenue (IGR), by 100%. As a result, NewsWatch Magazine named him one of Nigeria's top-performing commissioners of finance on July 3rd, 2016.

In the private sector, Dr Peter Mbah distinguished himself amongst his contemporaries as he again exemplified outstanding leadership, vision and capacity through birthing multinational corporations such as GILPEL Industries Limited, Peter Mbah Investment Limited, Focus International Schools and of course the celebrated Pinnacle Oil and Gas Limited; a facility that currently comprises: 300 million Litres of Refined Petroleum Products storage comprising storage for Petrol or Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) as well as Diesel or Automotive Gas Oil (AGO); Conventional Buoy Mooring (CBM) Facility with 2Nos. 16inch 8km of subsea products pipeline network with a combined discharge flowrate of 1800m3/hr; and a Single Point Mooring (SPM) facility with 2Nos. 24inch 10km of subsea products pipeline network with combined discharge flowrate of 4,000m3/hr Pumps/loading gantries systems with ability to truck out 20millionlts/day, a facility recently commissioned by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, with the President trumpeting it as a “massive project that will reduce the amount of petrol and create thousands of jobs”. It is also on record, that Dr Peter Mbah's disruptive innovation in the downstream sector through the Pinnacle Oil company's initiative has seen it occupy over 30% market share, the highest in the country with over a billion dollar annual income.

Similarly, Dr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, the guber candidate of the People's democratic party in Enugu state is the only candidate in the race for Lion building that constructed kilometres of roads in Enugu rural communities years before nursing any ambition, he also built, equipped and donated St. Cecelia Hospital; a 40-bed modern community hospital in Owoh and as well provided countless scholarships to the indigents through his Peter Mbah Foundation.

Frankly, for an election where candidates are to be assessed by excellence, capacity, contributions, competence, leadership experience, sound background and character, it is evident that the 50-year-old Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, is the most qualified person with no close alternatives. It is indubitable that his Intellectual sagacity, economic knack, academic honours, grit and overall aura of humility, dedication and altruism are the ideal combinations to address Enugu's most pressing needs at this critical threshold of the national economic downturn as Dr. Mbah is set to lead transcendently by delivering quality, people-focused governance and making Enugu state the preferred destination for investment, business, tourism and living. 


Sullivan Okenwa Edeani 

writes from Enugu.


Sullivan Edeani

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