Sullivan Chime

By Ogbolu George

The South-East National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Austin Umahi, has accused ex-Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu of joining the ruling All Progressives Congress because he failed to get the party’s Senatorial ticket.

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Umahi said he was surprised by the defection of Chime because, according to him, the PDP made him who he was today.

”I was astonished to hear that an Ex-Governor of Enugu State defected to APC. This is a man that was in total darkness and PDP picked him up, made him a Commissioner, two term Governor etc, just because he wanted to go to the Senate, his people said No, and he wanted to be a Lord to the man in Enugu State Government House and he failed and then he took to criticism,” he said.

Selfish reasons

The PDP chieftain further said the claim by Chime that he decamped because of peoples interest was a lie, adding that the former governor left for selfish reasons.

”And if I may ask ‘how many people did he defect to APC with? The answer is nobody. Of what use is his defection? South-East has no regret whatsoever the way they voted in 2015 and they are going to vote even more than that in 2019.

”I can assure you by the special grace of God, APC has done all the work for PDP, and PDP has to do their homework very well and correct some mistakes and possess our possession come 2019 because Aso Villa is our possession and we must repossess it,” he added.