Monday, December 16, 2013

2015 Election: I will resign to contest for senate – Chime

Enugu State Governor, Sullivan chime has been quoted to have said that
he would resign as governor even if the constitution was amended
beyond 2015 to contest for the senate position of Enugu West under the
platform of People's Democratic Party in the state.
The governor allegedly made the assertion during a courtesy visit of
members of Enugu Unity forum, a non political organization at the
government house, Enugu, saying that he wants to teach the serving
national assembly members how to wind down, since they could not do
that on their own.
The governor allegedly received the Forum behind closed doors at the
government house where he declared to run for the senatorial position
of Enugu West, since the earlier agreement in the state of those that
have served for two terms or more at the national and state assemblies
to step aside for new entrants did not go down with some of them.
According to him, "since a good number of them were allegedly
agitating and indirectly resisting the earlier accord at the state PDP
caucus, I want to teach them how to wind down, even if it means
dropping the governorship, I can risk it to contest the senatorial
position", he explained.
The governor allegedly expressed surprised that the members of the
national assembly can forget so soon a written agreement that nobody
should go beyond two terms in the national and state assemblies.
Since some of them were charting another dimensions to the agreement,
and could not wind down on their own, I will teach them how to wind
down by running for the senatorial position of Enugu West, even if the
constitution was amended beyond 2015, I will resign as Enugu State
governor to contest for the 2015 Enugu West Senatorial position, he
Earlier the national president, Enugu Unity Forum, Mr. Tahill Ochi,
expressed satisfaction with chime for maintaining his earlier promise
of shifting the 2015 Enugu guber to Enugu North Senatorial Zone.
Mr. Ochi applauded Chime on infrastructural development, education,
peace and security in the state, explaining that the state has enjoyed
a clear democratic transformation of the governor's four point agenda,
than what was obtained in the past administrations in the state.
In a vote of thanks at the parley the national secretary, Dr. Chuka
Ezema who later briefed Vanguard exclusively, noted that the life
achievement of Chime in Enugu State was peace and security which
clearly brings back memories of the state as a Coal City in the
South-East and South-South geo-political zones in the country.
Dr. Ezema said that the stand point of the governor on Enugu North
Senatorial zone to produce the PDP candidate for 2015 was a
manifestation of honesty of the state PDP caucus meeting for the
He explained, that "the Enugu Unity Forum is a non political
organization with political interest and would use template formular
to determine a credible candidate for Enugu North 2015 guber project",
he said.

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