The governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, has sworn in Raphael Ifeanyichukwu Nwoye, as the new deputy governor of the state.
The event took place at the executive council chambers of the Government House, Enugu, on Monday as the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Innocent Umezurike, administered the oath of office on Nwoye.
In his speech at the ceremony, Chime congratulated the new deputy governor, saying that with his coming on board the machinery of government will continue to run smoothly.
Drawing the analogy of a broken down vehicle, the governor said, “we have just replaced a bad spark plug, the vehicle is repaired and journey will be smooth again”.
He urged Nwoye to bring his wealth of experience as a former commissioner of Environment to bear and to serve with due diligence and cooperation with the government as well as the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
The new deputy governor in his response expressed gratitude to God and to Chime for the opportunity to serve in the capacity.
He lauded the vision and good works of the governor and pledged his unalloyed support and commitment to ensure that Enugu people continued to enjoy the benefits of good governance being delivered by the Chime administration.
The event was witnessed by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Eugene Odo, and other top government officials.
Nwoye replaces Sunday Ontebuchi who was impeached by the Enugu State House of Assembly last week.