Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, yesterday, threw his weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the people of the state would give him total support if and when he decides to seek re-election in 2015.
Chime declared that Enugu would not welcome any opposition party as it remains a PDP state.
He spoke during the inauguration of the 17 newly elected local government chairmen and their deputies in Enugu.
Chime asked Jonathan not to bother coming to Enugu to campaign for re-election as no opposition exists in the state.
”We pledge our total support and loyalty to the PDP and President Jonathan. We support him and his programmes. We wish to assure him that so long as he is in the race for 2015 presidency, he should not bother to come to Enugu State to campaign. When and if he decides to run, he should count on our total support. We don’t need APC here, so he is sure of our support,” the governor said.
He told Enugu politicians serving at the National Assembly to start early to attune themselves to the political realities in the state as they affect 2014, saying it was time for them to start “oiling the machines” in preparation for future elections.
“This is election year eve. Very soon, we will be nominating our candidates for various offices in the state and at the national levels. This is the time for us to start coming together. We know how to do it but this is the time for our people outside to start relating with the people at home.
”Our brothers in Abuja should start coming home to interact with our people and not remain in Abuja to play politics. We won’t allow them to move away, we have all worked well, so we must all come home and continue to work together,” Chime said.