Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi popularly known as Gburu Gburu is a Nigerian politician and the Governor of Enugu state. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was born on 20th March, 1964 in Orba town, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State. He represented Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Fedral constituency in the Federal House of Repressive for sixteen years.
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi attended his secondary education at St. Theresa’s College, Nsukka where he obtained his West Africa Secondary School Leaving Certificate.
He proceeded to University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained a degree in Business Administration.
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi served in the capacity of General Manager at Premier Insurance Brokers Limited Enugu before his journey to politics.
In 2002, Ugwuanyi picked up nomination form to represent Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Fedral constituency in the Federal House of Repressive. He won the party primaries and was elected as a member of the Federal House of Representatives in 2003.
He was re elected for a second term and third term in office in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
While in the Federal House of Representatives, Ugwuanyi served as
Chairman of house committee on Marine Transport
Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Pensions
He also helped enact the Pension Reform act of 2004.
In 2014, Ugwuanyi picked nomination form to run for Enugu State Governor under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In December 2014, Ugwuanyi defeated other contenders including Senator Ayogu Eze to become the party bearer of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the State.
Ugwuanyi won the 2015 general elections to be elected the governor of Enugu state. He was subsequently sworn in as Governor on 29th May, 2015.
In 2019, Ugwuanyi was elected for a second term in office under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 449,935 votes defeating Sen. Ayogu Eze of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who scored 10,423 votes.
After the 2014, primaries that elected Ugwuanyi as the party bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ayogu Eze challenged his victory in court. However, Justice Evoh Stephen Chukwu of the Abuja Federal High Court ruled in favour of Ugwuanyi as the party bearer of PDP in the 2015 general election.
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is married to Monica Ugwuanyi.