Gov. Sullivan Chime
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has condemned the poor handling of the reported illness of Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu state, saying the conspiracy of silence being perpetrated by the state governors, especially the Nigeria's Governor's Forum (NGF), does not serve the interest of our democracy.
The party said since any human being can take ill anytime, no one, especially public office holders, should be ashamed to admit his or her illness through a full disclosure and, if necessary, cede full power to those constitutionally empowered to take over.
While lamenting the growing pattern of shrouding the health problems of elected officials in secrecy, the party said there is the need to do things properly to advance the nation's democracy rather than personal interests.
In a statement issued on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Ahaji Lai Mohammed, the party criticized what it termed as the ‘choreographed visit’ to Gov. Chime in London by a delegation of the Nigerian Governors Forum, which was apparently designed to reinforce the line being peddled by Gov. Chime's supporters rather than keep the people of the state better informed of the true situation of things.
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