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 noted.
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 governed.
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.