The Governor of Enugu State Sullivan Chime has been lampooned by the All Progressive Congress, APC Enugu chapter for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election.
The APC spokesman in the South-East, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, said; “On the endorsement of President Jonathan before he declares, may we ask the governor to mention which project Mr President has executed in Enugu State 3 years down the line, for we regrettably remember the empty promises he made to our good people.”
Adding further he said; “contrary to the self serving and dictatorial speech of Gov Chime, during the swearing in ceremony of the undemocratically imposed local council chairmen, the APC South East states unequivocally that Enugu State is sick and needs enough dosage of APC post 2015 general elections.
“We are at a loss why Gov Chime, a senior lawyer will be celebrating the hand-picking of the 17 local government chairmen and councillors, contrary to the provision of the law and core tenets of democracy, when he deliberately manipulated Dr Emma Eneh led Enugu State Electoral Commission to disqualify APC and APGA candidates with flimsy excuses.
“Some of the candidates were disqualified for paying taxes outside Enugu State, as if none of our sons and daughters reside outside the state or do business outside the state”.
“Why was Governor Chime afraid to use the election to test the ground before deceiving President Goodluck Jonathan not to bother to campaign at Enugu? Enough of such cheap deception.
“We could have used this forum to expose how the Electoral Commission conducted the sham and so called local council election, but for the fact that the matter is before the court and as true democrats we do not want to be contemptuous of the court.
“We need to remind Governor Chime that the good people of Enugu State are keeping records of the billions streaming into Enugu State treasury and so far the job done is not commensurate with funds collected.
“We have already queried Governor Chime over the misplaced priority, bogus and untidy manner of the award of new Enugu State Secretariat, a matter receiving due attention at EFCC”, the statement added.