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Enugu State’s Governor Sullivan Chime Battles Heart Disease In London Hospital

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Jan 13, 2013 – Enugu State’s Governor Sullivan Chime Battles Heart Disease In London Hospital

Governor Sullivan Chime, who has been missing from Enugu State since September 2012 when he applied accumulated leave that ought to have lasted only one and a half months, is battling heart disease in London’s Cromwell Hospital, sources have told SaharaReporters.

Despite efforts to ferry him home to quell public restlessness in the State, the condition of the governor, whose medical sojourn started in India, has remained dire.

The prolonged absence of the Governor has left the state under the complete control of his Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo. Deputy Governor Sunday Onyebuchi, who is a neophyte, is limited to monetary spending limit of not more than N500,000k at a time.

Before becoming governor, Mr. Chime was Enugu state’s Attorney General in the government of now-indicted former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani. During Chimaroke’s reign in the state and for eight years, several assassinations, including that of Victor Nwankwo, the business manager of the vocal activist Arthur Nwankwo, helped to chill public dissent.

Following the disappearance from public view of Governor Chime in 2012, several assassinations have also been experienced in the state. Emeka Agwu, a man described as vocal and fearless, was assassinated in December 2012. He hailed from Udi, the same local government area as the governor.

Other assassinations, including those of Ogbo Edoda and Ikeckucku Alagwu, a coordinator of MDG projects in two LGAs, have sent fear throughout the state and chilled notable voices. So far, there are no investigations into those murders.

Enugu indigenes are fearful about what lies ahead for the State, and many prominent church leaders who hail from the same area as the governor have gone silent. The state assembly is also in the pockets of the governor.

A few days ago, a pro-democracy association of Enugu State citizens which calls itself the Save Enugu Group, called on Acting Governor Onyebuchi to make a “categorical explanation” on the condition and whereabouts of Governor Chime. The Acting Governor has yet to respond.

[Sahara Reporter]



  1. Peter A.O

    January 13, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    We nid to go back to our drawing board

  2. Emmanuel kissinger

    January 13, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    The deputy governor should provide the governor because that office is not there fathers office that he will leave without informing his subjects or both of there tenure terminated

  3. samuel

    January 13, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Whatever happen. My prayer is that the saints in heaven should heal our Governor IHEANACHO Chime bc we need him so much in Enugu bc of his good work in Enugu. He has provided pipe borne water for Enugu ppl, access road, street light, unterrupted power etc, GOD pls Forgive him his SINS and heal Him. So shall it be in Jesus Name.

    • stone

      January 14, 2013 at 5:13 AM


  4. Beauty

    January 14, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    God plz heal Iheanocho chime my lovely Governor and forgive all his sin in Jesus name,Amen.

  5. Vincent kings

    January 14, 2013 at 6:33 AM Mbaka i respct u. u bi chairman since u won dat so calld govnor he hs bin sinkin sand govno srry k lolz

  6. nelly Ibe

    January 14, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Oh!God heal my noble Governor chime,he is one of the best Governor nigeria has ever had.God he changed Enugu State in my very face to a real new heaven indeed,for that oh LORD he has no reason to be in that critical condition,lay ur healing hands upon him and heal him 4 me, and 4 those who also believe in him.God he is better than most worst Governors pls heal him 4 us Oh LORD!!!Search through him LORD u will see one good thing in him that will cause u to show mercy and heal him.

  7. Nelliano.C

    January 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    May you get well real soon sir! Amen

  8. Onyebuchi

    January 14, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    He has done well in Enugu state,but dat is nt d issue. Politicians should learn dat when they assume power the office u are today is nt by ur power,nor ur own. Pple should respect God. Do u know how he won the election? Ist tenure and 2nd tenure. Good attitude to pple matters irrespective of poor and rich. No body can trace how this disease came about with young governor. I pray God forgive u and heal u.

  9. mbah dan

    January 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    God pls 4gv him cos no man is perfect.

  10. Ojibwa chukwu ji hie

    January 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    I know God is watching over our Gov. Amen

  11. Jesy Iyke

    January 15, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    I wis him quick recovery.

  12. Eugene Abonyi

    January 15, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    May d good Lord heal our gov so that he wil continue his good work in enugu state & at d end handover power to an Nsukka man.

  13. Demekaa simon myanyi-port.H

    January 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    The situation in Enugu is equal to that of Former president Yar’adua reign. Why are they hiding Chime? The good people of Enugu need to be briefed on the health status of the governor.It is undemocratic

  14. Demekaa simon myanyi-port.H

    January 16, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    the Enugu stat House of Assembly should used their constitutional powers to solve the problem in regards the long absence of the chief security officer of the state,mr sullivan chime

  15. Val

    January 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    All iam saying is nobody is God,let us allow God over d case of our Governor,at least he tried

  16. cajethan ugwuaroh

    February 2, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Let us pray,Oh!God beacause you are so good,we are sorry for all our sins and in your infinite mercy,please deliver the only governor that remembered Isi-uzo people by constructing Ugwogo Neke Ikem road.AMEN! my governor,please get well and come home quick to complete the good work you have started.

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