By Christopher Isiguzo
The South-East chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday dismissed the claims by Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state that the opposition party would have no place in the state in the 2015 general election as it remained a party of no substance, insisting that the governor was only dwelling in an illusion.
The APC said Enugu is sick and needed enough dosage of “APC” noting that by the time the governor wakes up from sleep, the rug would have been swept under his feet.
Governor Chime had last Saturday during the swearing in of the newly elected chairmen and deputy chairmen of the 17 councils of the state asked President Goodluck Jonathan not to loose sleep over the possible invasion of the state by APC in the coming election, boasting that the PDP would clear all the contestable positions in the state.
But, in a swift reaction through a press statement made available to newsmen in Enugu, Sunday, the party’s Publicity Secretary for South-East, Osita Okechukwu said the governor’s remark gave him out as a dictator, saying that the reality would dawn on the governor once credible elections are conducted in the state.
“We are at a loss why Gov Chime a senior lawyer will be celebrating the hand-picking of the 17 local chairmen and councillors, contrary to the provision of the law and core tenets of democracy, when he deliberately manipulated Dr Emma Eneh led Enugu State Electoral Commission to disqualify APC and APGA candidates with flimsy excuses”, he said.