Ekweremadu Flies To London To Visit Chime
THE recent visit by some members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to convalescing Enugu State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime in London, may have put pressure on political leaders from Enugu State and the South East geopolitical zone, especially as people continue to condemn perceived indifference to Chime’s situation.
It is against this backdrop that the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, left Abuja for London, last Friday, to commiserate with Chime and notify him of the decision of members of the National Assembly from the State to pay him a get-well-soon visit.
Though efforts to speak with Ekweremadu, who is the most senior political office holder in Enugu, could not bear fruit before he departed the country, a source in the National Assembly told The Guardian: “the Deputy Senate President is, in fact, on his way to London to meet with Chime and inform His Excellency that we have agreed to come along to pay him a visit.”
The source, who is also a member of the House of Representatives, disclosed that
Ekweremadu was mandated to visit the governor and arrange for a convenient date for the Enugu State caucus in the National Assembly.
He said that the initial confusion as to the whereabouts of Chime and the position of the governor’s media managers that he was on accumulated leave did not reveal his health challenges.
Meanwhile, there are indications that Governor Chime might return to Nigeria in a week’s time to receive members of the Good Governance Team, led by the Minister of Information and Orientation, Mr. Labaran Maku.
The team is due to be in Enugu from February 1, 2013.
A source within Enugu Government House, who is part of the planning confided in The Guardian that apart from the decision of the governor to return before the team comes to the state, the planned return is aimed at throwing a spanner in the works of mischief makers plotting to foment trouble over the governor’s prolonged absence.