The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 governorship election in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze paid an unscheduled visit to ailing legendary musician, Mike Ejeagha.
Eze, who was at the Abakpa residence of the renowned folklore musician with some party chieftains on Saturday, said he was worried about the condition of the 84-year-old musician.
He said that it was sad that people like Ejeagha that contributed in the cultural renaissance of their people through their talents were not recognised by successive administrations in the state.
The APC governorship candidate said that his administration in the state would recognise the contributions made by members of the society and accord them their due place.
He said: “We are here to tell you that we are running for the governorship position of the state. Our government will ensure that people like you are not forgotten.
“Just see where you have been forgotten and abandoned. We are going to give you the respect you and others deserve.”
Eze said that his administration would provide the legend with a befitting accommodation if they win the election.
He also promised to impress it on the Copyright Society of Nigeria to make sure that all royalties accruable to Ejeagha through his songs were paid.
He said: “Talk to your people to support the APC.”
Responding, Ejeagha expressed happiness for the visit and prayed God to grant the governorship candidate his heart desires.
He said: “Do not be deterred. God will answer your prayers.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ejeagha, who hails from Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state is a popular folklore musician in the South-East.