| By Anayo Ezugwu |
THE Youth Total Mandate for Governor Sullivan Chime and Good Governance, a socio-political group working in support of good governance and developmental strides in Enugu State, has commended Sullivan Chime, governor of the state for his support for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential elections. Simon Okechukwu, state secretary of the group, in a press statement, said that the group is happy over Governor Chime’s declaration.
“We are well aware that Governor Sullivan Chime has pledged his total loyalty of the Enugu State, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to President Jonathan and all his programmes. Governor Chime had said that as long as President Jonathan continues in the business of politics that he would always stand solidly behind him. He promised President Jonathan that there would be no need for him to come to Enugu State to campaign, when he declares his interest to contest in 2015. “We are pleased with this declaration of solidarity and loyalty to President Jonathan. We are equally happy that both President Jonathan and Governor Chime have performed exceptionally well in their respective offices to the satisfaction of Nigerians and the good people of Enugu State, respectively,” Okechukwu said.
The group also commended Ken Nnamani, former senate president, Senator Ayogu Eze, Senator Gil Nnaji and other prominent figures in the state, for their unalloyed support to the governor in developing the state. The group further called on the governor to yield to the unanimous demand of the people of Enugu State and declare his interest to contest for the Enugu West Senatorial seat after he might have completed his term as governor in 2015. They stated that it would be most appropriate to have him continue his service to the good people in the Senate, considering his exceptional performances in the state.
“Based on past performance, it was certain that Governor Sullivan Chime would register another exceptional performance in the Senate, even far above that recorded by any other senator who occupied that seat before him, the group maintained. Since some National Assembly members from Enugu State have developed a “sit tight” mentality in the Senate and have now confiscated and usurp the senatorial seat as their personal property, it would be a great favour for the people of Enugu State if Governor Chime were to agree to take the Enugu West senatorial seat and use that as an opportunity to show the example that in Enugu State, that it is indeed possible for a Senator to exit honourably after serving two terms.”
Apart from these, the group thanked Chime for sustaining peace, equity and the on-going rural electrification projects in Obimo in Nsukka local government, Nkpologu and Uvuru in Uzo-Uwani local government. They praised the governor for maintaining peace in the affairs of the Enugu State PDP by ensuring that two important agreements reached by the party were being implemented.
— Jan. 27, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT