Governor Sullivan Chime
As the “accumulated leave” of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State entered its 104th day today, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state yesterday, asked party faithful and residents of the state to offer special prayers for the peace, unity and progress of the state.
Similarly, the state acting Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has urged Nigerians to redouble their efforts at building a stable, secure and prosperous nation.
Onyebuchi, who stated this in his New Year message, said citizens should learn from the mistakes of the previous years and commit themselves to ensuring that improvements were made in all facets of the country’s socio-economic and political life.
He urged Nigerians to eschew acts that may impede the progress of the nation, adding that they should remain prayerful and continue to seek the will of God and His guidance in all their endeavours in the New Year.
The acting governor thanked the citizens of Enugu state, security agencies and various organisations for the support and cooperation they offered the government in out-gone year and assured them that the state government would not relent in its current efforts to entrench good governance and bring about total transformation of the state.
On its part, the PDP in a statement signed by the state Chairman, Mr. Vita Abba, thanked residents for their support in the quest to transform the state, while also urging them to use the period of the New Year celebrations to engage in serious prayers, especially for Chime.
Meanwhile, THISDAY gathered that a stakeholders meeting of prominent citizens of the state was scheduled to take place at Chime’s country-home in Udi.
Though details of the meeting was not made known as at press time, sources privy to the meeting disclosed that the major issue to be discussed would be the long absence of Chime from the state.