‘Chime Will Soon Return To PDP’ — Ex-Council Chairman
The immediate past Chairman of Ani Nri Local Government area of Enugu State, Hon Ben Alukwu, has assured members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state that the former governor of the state, Chief Sullivan Chime would soon return to the party.
He said Chime who dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was on an errand to the party
Speaking to our correspondent in Enugu, Alukwu revealed that all supporters of the former governor who moved with him from PDP to APC had since declared for PDP during a peace rally recently.
“You recall that the former Enugu state governor Chief Sullivan Chime pulled out from PDP and joined APC.
“But at the peace rally, all his supporters who moved from PDP to APC with him declared for PDP that day and we are optimistic that Chime will return because he went for an errand in APC and will return very soon.
“More than 6,000 members of Chime’s supporters from Enugu West are now back to PDP,” he stated.
On series attempts to truncate the 5th term bid of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu to the senate, Alukwu warned those spreading fake news and hate speeches against the lawmaker to desist or have themselves to blame.
He described Ekweremadu as a cool headed politician with a unique perception and attitude to politics, insisting that those ganging up against him would fail.
“What they are doing is political witch hunting since they could not see anything to indict him or poll him down.
“Their gang up is operation pull him down. They moved into his personal life, his financial data, his wellbeing but they don’t know anything.
“They don’t know that any time, any day even if they push Prof Ike Ekweremadu to prison, Enugu West will still be behind Ekweremadu.
“Whatever that happens to him, he will still be our Senator come 2019 to 2023 and I am sure of that,” Alukwu assured.
He vowed to challenge any person with the intention to truncate his chances of returning to the Senate in 2019.
“Let me first of all alert all Nigerians and his traducers and critics that I am now prepared to put a challenge to any person who wants to mar his image that took him years to build or truncate his chances.
“I am prepared to fight back. Let this serve as a warning to all political never do wells.
“Let us all join hands to support such a character to push him to a higher level that is above Enugu West senatorial ambition.
“He is already a presidential material, considering his age and what he has put down in the entire South East.
“His wealth of experiences in nation building is enough for Nigerians to consider him for President,” he asserted.
From Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Awka