Enugu: Opponents Move Against Ex-Governor Sullivan Chime
Two days after the new Governors were sworn into office, some politicians in Enugu state may have started a move aimed at impeaching some Local Government Chairmen so as to erase the footprints of the former Governor, Sullivan Chime.
The Chairmen already marked for removal are those suspected to be loyal to the former Governor.
Investigations revealed that the plan to remove the Chairmen was being hatched by politicians from Chime’s camp, who have one thing or the other to settle with him.
It was gathered that some members of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP), who fell out with Chime and those who lost party nomination in the last election are poised to remove his footprints in the state.
Already, political ante has heightened in some local government councils, following moves to impeach some council chairmen close to the former before the November Council election.
The Chairman of Nkanu East Council, Pastor Sam Iyiogwe may be th,e first casualty, as attempt is already on to impeach the leader of his legislative council.
Similarly, Nkanu West local government, whose chairman is said to have received ex-governor’s endorsement to continue for another two years is experiencing underground battles.
A source confided in The Guardian that majority of those who gathered against the ex-governor decided to embark on the exercise on the guise that he (Chime) caused their exit from the PDP
The source alleged in Enugu yesterday that a House of Representatives aspirant from one of the local government areas in Enugu East senatorial zone, who lost nomination in the last election “is being used to ensure that all the governors’ men are dislodged even before the Local Government elections coming up later in November”
Apparently perturbed by the development, Enugu State working committee of the PDP under the leadership Chief Ikeje Asogwa ,last week, inaugurated a disciplinary committee to investigate acts of sabotage by members of the party, during and after the recently concluded elections.
The committee headed by the state secretary of the party, Steve
Oruruo, has Uchenna Igwesi, Dr. Chris Iyiani, Mrs. Oby Nwofor and Armstrong Agbo as members. It was charged with the responsibility of identifying members that engaged in anti party activities and finding out areas where the party had lapses.