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|Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Nobody: 7:02am On Oct 14, 2012|
Feelers from the Enugu State Government House on Friday indicated that all might not be well with Governor Sullivan Chime’s health. Chime’s last public appearance was at the meeting of South-East Governors Forum on September 9, 2012 in Enugu and since then, he was yet to be seen by journalists in the Government House and public functions.
The Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, has been acting in the governor’s capacity, but his aides are reportedly not pleased with Chime’s directives, that Onyebuchi should not approve more than N500,000 for any project, no matter the circumstance.
Our correspondent exclusively gathered from insiders within government circles that the governor left the country about two weeks before the October 1 Independence anniversary.
“He was not in a very good condition before he left the country for London. We noticed it. Although they didn’t want to make it open, maybe because of journalists,” an insider at the Enugu State Government House, who pleaded not to be mentioned, reliably told Newsmen.
The protocol staff said, “For some time now, we noticed that the governor has not been his usual bubbling self. You may not easily know this because he carries himself well and hardly talks, but some of us knew that the man was down.
“From what we heard, he is no longer in London; he was flown to India last week because his health condition wasn’t getting better. As I speak to you right now, he is in a hospital in India.”
To heighten the suspicion over the governor’s health, flood victims at Udi Local Government Area where Chime hails from said they did all they could to make the governor visit Udi communities that were ravaged by flood in early September, but to no avail, as they were told that he wasn’t too strong to do so.
One of the Udi indigenes, Mr. Victor Ike, said Chime could not detail any of his aides to come on his behalf because he was from Udi and that if he did, especially for a sensitive matter in his local government, the press would easily have suspected that something was amiss.
“Heavy rains destroyed our houses and livestock worth millions of naira at Umuifi village in Obioma, Udi Local Government Area, yet the governor could not visit us, obviously due to his health,” Ike stated.
“Our people in government told us that on the day he was supposed to make it, he relapsed and the trip was cancelled.”
When our correspondent contacted the Speaker of the Enugu House of Assembly, Mr. Eugene Odo, to find out if the governor transmitted a letter to him before leaving for London, Odo hung up the phone as soon as he heard the question.
He refused to pick subsequent telephone calls and did not respond to a text message sent to his mobile phone.
However, some members of the state House of Assembly who pleaded anonymity to avoid victimisation, said a letter was sent by Chime to the Speaker, but that the latter did not inform all the lawmakers of the letter.
Also, the Public Relations Officer in the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr. Jonah Ugwuanyi, said, “It is not compulsory that the Speaker must read the letter to the entire House. He could decide to read it out during the plenary or executive session.”
While donating wheel chairs at the FSP Centre on Zik Avenue, Enugu, about two weeks ago, Odo reportedly said the governor informed him of his trip.
“The governor wrote me and said he was going on leave and that the deputy governor would act until he returns,” he said.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Callotti: 7:35am On Oct 14, 2012|
Does not look healthy kpa-kpa.
Does not look like a male.
That mustache na wah!
Maybe the 'OCCULT' have come for his heart.
He must have pledged that in exchange of 'power' in Okija shrine.
Abeg. . .which country did he fly to?
Russia or Cambodia?
When our correspondent contacted the Speaker of the Enugu House of Assembly, Mr. Eugene Odo, to find out if the governor transmitted a letter to him before leaving for London,
Looks like Easterners prefer London coffins. . . huh!
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by TheMatrix3: 1:57pm On Oct 14, 2012|
Callotti: Does not look healthy kpa-kpa.He that does not use his brain is no better than he that has none...
Get well soon sire, or prayers are wif you
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by ambroseagu: 11:43am On Nov 30, 2012|
Governor Sullivan Chime's Consolidated Leave and the Conspiracy Theorists
Let us all calm down and re-examine this vacation matter.
Here are the facts. For five years and four months (that is since assuming
office on May 29, 2007), Governor Sullivan Chime had never taken a vacation. But
finally, on or about 20th September, 2012 Governor Chime left the shores of
Nigeria to vacation abroad. Before his departure, however, he had duly
transmitted a letter to the Enugu State House of Assembly through the Speaker
Eugene Odoh informing it that he was proceeding on a consolidated leave. Via
that correspondence he also properly handed over governance of Enugu State to
his deputy, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi. Having done all this Governor Chime fully
complied with the requirements of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria as amended.
Thereafter Sunday Onyebuchi became the Acting Governor of Enugu State and has
been acting very competently as such. Governance has been proceeding as usual
without any hitches. The Enugu State Government has continued to deliver
government services to the populace in a very prompt and efficient manner.
Governance has not suffered or slowed down in any way at all in Enugu State.
Acting Governor Onyebuchi had directed and all members of the Enugu State
Government understand that it is "FULL STEAM AHEAD", and as can be proven on the
ground, the Enugu State Government has been powering on impeccably as usual.
In the meantime Governor Chime is now on the 70th (or so) day of his
well-deserved vacation. Since then some well-meaning citizens have expressed
concerns (albeit uninformed). Of course the anti-Chime hate-cultists have also
sought to hijack the bandwagon, camouflaging their familiar hate and venom as
legitimate concern and constructive criticism. Be that as it may let us examine
the concerns which are essentially two-fold.
The first concern is that the number of vacation days that Governor Chime has
taken so far is extraordinarily too long. But is it really? What is "too long"?
First we must remember that for five years and four months (that is since
assuming office on May 29, 2007), Governor Chime had never taken a vacation. All
he had done for these last five years is work himself to the bone for Enugu
State. The evidence is everywhere. Just try and remember Enugu State as it was
five years ago and what it is now. To get from there to where we are now takes a
lot of hard work and many, many sleepless nights. This is what Governor Chime
has done for over five years. So can you imagine how tired the man is right now?
Having satisfied all constitutional requirements, and with a competent Acting
Governor in charge of Enugu state, do you not think that this Champion-Governor
deserves as much rest as he needs? Well, while you may think that"70 days and
counting" is "too long" for vacation for Governor Chime, some of us happen to
disagree. In fact we believe that he deserves as many more vacation days as he
is entitled to under the law, and not a day less.
And there is no dearth of historical precedent (from within or outside Nigeria)
of a state chief executive going on leave for more than 60 days. Erstwhile
Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney is a good example. When Romney
was Governor of Massachusetts, he cumulatively spent more than a year (417 days)
out of the state. More than 70 percent of those 417 days was spent on vacations,
getaways, and personal trips unrelated to his job. In 2006 alone Romney spent
212 days out of his state — more than four days each week, on average. But
folks, Mitt was neither vilified then, nor were there any calls for his
impeachment. Why then do we now vilify and use the "I" word for our
Champion-Governor Sullivan Chime who for five years and four months worked very,
very hard for Enugu State without taking a vacation, just because finally he has
been resting and recuperating for approximately 70 days (not 212 days like
Okay, do you want to talk about George W. Bush (LOL)! As President of the
greatest, strongest , nation in the history of the world, George W. Bush spent
32% of his presidency on vacation. George W. Bush was on vacation for 1,020 days
in an 8 year period. Folks, that is an average of 127 days of vacation per year.
If Governor Chime were to follow Dubya's example, then Governor Chime would be
entitled to 127 vacation days per year for those 5 years that he had not been on
vacation. Folks, following the Dubyan example, Governor Chime would be entitled
to 635 days of cumulative vacation! Yet we hiss and moan and use the "I" word
for our Champion-Governor Sullivan Chime just because, finally, he has been
resting and recuperating for approximately 70 days (after five years and four
months of working very hard for Enugu State without taking a vacation). Now,
what if George W. Bush were the Governor of Enugu State? What would you do then?
Even President Barrack Obama has been on vacation for more days in 3 years than
Governor Chime has been in 5 years! President Barrack Obama has been on vacation
for 78 days from 2009 to 2011 (3 years). But in contrast, Governor Sullivan
Chime has, so far, been on vacation for only 70 days from 2007 to 2012 (5
years). So President Obama has been on vacation for more days in 3 years than
Governor Chime has been in 5 years! But has there been any vilification of
President Obama or calls for his impeachment because of his 78 vacation days in
3 years? The answer is a resounding, a telling, a wise, and an informed "NO!"
Yet we froth and fume, twist and shout, and peddle the "I" word just because
our Champion-Governor Sullivan Chime finally took a vacation after five years
and four months of working so hard without taking a vacation. Is that fair?
Here in Nigeria, many other Governors have spent more time outside their states
than Governor Chime has. Some have even done this without handing over to an
Acting Governor as Governor Chime properly did. Take Kano State Governor, Malam
Rabiu Kwankwaso, as just one example. It is reported that his travel patterns
for the year 2012 reveal that he has spent 60% of the time outside his state. It
is also reported that for the months of February, March and April 2012, the
governor has traveled out of Kano for 52 days of the 90 days. The Governor is
also reported to have recently returned from a 20-day trip to the USA, but
shortly after his return he has left for Dubai and is yet to return. Now did he
hand over to an Acting Governor as Governor Chime properly did? No, he did not.
And we do not hear any "I" word being bandied after him? Yet some people are
already calling the police on Governor Chime just because he has been resting
for approximately 70 days after five years and four months of working so hard
without taking a vacation. And this after properly handing over the reins of the
state over to an Acting Governor as required by the Constitution! Is this
Governor Chime's case is always different as is always the case of all
performers who leave a lot of bitter opponents in the dust. That is the only
reason why they vilify him now and flash the "I" word just because he has been
on vacation after five years of no vacation. But the bottom-line is that
Governor Chime's time out on vacation so far (70 days) is not extraordinary at
all. In fact it is mild compared to some of the examples we have cited. It is
also deserving considering that Governor Chime had not been on vacation for over
five years. It is also not illegal because he complied with all the dictates of
the Nigerian Constitution before proceeding on vacation. It is also not
irresponsible because he, in fact, handed governance of the State to a very
capable Acting Governor. There has been no vacuum, and governance has been
The other "concern" or more a point of agitation is an inexplicable and
obstinate insistence (especially by our resident anti-Chime hate cultists) that
the Enugu State Government announce immediately that Governor Chime is very ill
and undergoing medical procedures abroad.
The proponents of this "sick" theory are totally, vehemently, and almost
violently convinced that Governor Chime is very ill and undergoing medical
procedures abroad. But do they offer any proof of this at all. No! All they go
by is their "feelings" and "beliefs" and crazy rumours, of an alleged medical
These people are essentially incurable conspiracy theorists. They erroneously
believe that Governor Chime is very ill and that there is a cover-up of the
truth by Chime's aides. Their brain tells them that an evil group is behind the
whole thing, hiding the truth and milking the state dry in the process.
Unfortunately these conspiracy theorists will accept nothing short of an
immediate and total validation and confirmation of their fevered suspicions.
They want an immediate announcement by Government that Governor Chime is very
ill, even if this is a lie. These people reject the truth. They shun reality
and simply cling on to their small gods of rumour and conjecture.
But has the Enugu State Government not explained SEVERAL TIMES that Governor
Chime is quite simply on his consolidated annual leave? And that before
proceeding on his leave, and in strict compliance with the Nigerian
Constitution, he had duly handed over to his deputy, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi who is
currently the Acting Governor, and who is fully in charge and has been
discharging the responsibilities of that office quite competently and
creditably? Has the Enugu State Government not reassured the people, SEVERAL
TIMES, that Governor Chime will return to his duty post after his vacation, even
as the Acting Governor has continued to effectively pilot the affairs of the
Despite all these attempts at explaining the situation and reassuring the
people, some people just will not rest their brains until they hear something
bad about Governor Chime. Much like vultures they eagerly expect and even demand
an immediate announcement by the Enugu Stare Government that Governor Chime is
very ill and undergoing medical procedures abroad. Well, THERE WILL BE NO SUCH
ANNOUNCEMENT. This is because at the end of his vacation Governor Chime will
return to Enugu, ever more ready, ever more refreshed and ever more
reinvigorated to continue to deliver on his 4-Point Agenda for the
socio-economic development of Enugu State. End of story.
To our Champion-Governor please continue to enjoy your vacation. Please take as
many more vacation days as you are entitled to under the law, and not a day
less. You deserve it. We miss you, but be rest assured that Enugu State is
doing very well under Acting Governor Sunday Onyebuchi. May God keep you and
bring you back home safely!
To the good people of Enugu State. Thank you for your understanding. Our dear
Governor will soon be back. May God bless Enugu State!
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by kingingkinging: 11:52am On Nov 30, 2012|
God will heal him but I think his people are too defensive. Get well man.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Clerverly: 12:01pm On Nov 30, 2012|
R.I.P Please dont come and tell me he is not dead yet
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by GARRIx7(m): 12:07pm On Nov 30, 2012|
@Ambrose: Who do you expect to read that ur silly epistle....?
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Nobody: 12:22pm On Nov 30, 2012|
A subterranean plot of Nollywood proportions.
The Nigerian political class never fail to disappoint!
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by anulaxad(m): 5:42pm On Nov 30, 2012|
hes getting what he deserves a man who ruling a state that if looked at properly it can develop and enrich itself in year by oil,gold and of course coal
not a single governor is doing his job right name one and i will argue with decency and acceptance meaning i wont be arrogant.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Daniel1b: 4:29pm On Dec 02, 2012|
[color=#990000][/color eweooooh my goodness what a nasty hearing my good Governor wey d help people well-well abeg God no sleep 4 dis sick put ur healing on him
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by mekaboy(m): 6:09pm On Dec 02, 2012|
ambroseagu:GOOD COMPREHENSION, THANKS FOR THAT. BUT I FELT THAT IF ALL IS WELL, THAT THE GOVERNOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON VACATION WITH HIS WIFE. I AM INFORMED THAT HIS WIFE HAS BEEN IN THE COUNTRY SINCE THEN. WHY WOULD HE GO ON VACATION THAT LONG WITHOUT HIS WIFE.
WELL I JUST PRAY HE IS NOT SICK, IF HE IS, MAY GOD HEAL HIM IN JESUS NAME, AMEN. CHIME IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ENUGU STATE.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by bakila: 4:07pm On Dec 10, 2012|
@ambrose the jagbajantis a$slicker. Welldone.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Caesar1988(m): 5:53pm On Dec 10, 2012|
Sullivan plz appear if u r still breathing,ur galfrnds@ 8hours enugu r crying,all d gals u bought picanto for r crying...
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by keeeem: 6:42pm On Dec 10, 2012|
@ambroseagu: I think I disagree with you completely. Good practices portend that every human being who works should go on his annual vacation compulsorily before the year runs out so that those funds budgetted for are utilised during the financial year. Some companies do agree that there might be spillover but a ceiling is placed that whosoever does not go at a certain period forfeits the leave. It is not to the best interest of the Governor to abscond from duty just like that. I do not think the deputy governor is empowered as you make it look here. There are many behind the scenes that is slowing down the state. I think we should learn to be civil in our dealings especially public office holders. What the governor has done is in bad faith and is very condemnable.
I rest my case
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by ezeagu(m): 6:46pm On Dec 10, 2012|
Callotti: Does not look healthy kpa-kpa.
You sound jealous and bitter. This will not make the rotten place you came from any more Enugu-ish.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Blazay(m): 8:58pm On Dec 10, 2012|
Jelous of a 'living corpse'
Even the 'bia-bia' for mouth looks sick from chopping too much congo! PAPILOMAS AND MAMILOMMAS!
Oh girl. . . I just dey come from work. I will deal with you later. Time to mastur-bate!
*like I am the one hiding from the world with terminal illness - wondering when last he did an H-O-V test*
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by edoyad(m): 10:05pm On Dec 10, 2012|
Lol pls deliver this one lord
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by spyder880(m): 10:45pm On Dec 10, 2012|
I live and work in Enugu. I have never felt the absence of this quiet governor, because;
All the universities are open and learning is taking place
All the secondary and primary schools are open and learning is seriously going on
All government official activities are smoothly running
Salaries are promptly paid
All the markets and business centers are open, and people are making money
All the hotels, nightclubs and joints are bubbling with after hour activities
There is law and order
The huge bridge project at Uwani is ongoing as at this afternoon
The mega secretariat is being furiously built this evening
The road works at Akwata is ongoing late this evening
The street lights are working
The traffic is flowing smoothly
Free water has been connected last month to Obiagu and coal camp for the first time since 1920!
The new road works at new haven junction is ongoing today
And yet this man is chilling his head in London
Please rest your body your excellency, come back whenever you like, we love you!!!
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Rossikk(m): 11:02pm On Dec 10, 2012|
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by EkoIle1: 11:15pm On Dec 10, 2012|
Den don kidnap the man... Stop the Yeye lie. The truth go soon come out .
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Tyche(m): 6:23am On Dec 11, 2012|
Quite a handfull of a$$lickers and paid goons in here.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by naijaswag1: 9:14am On Dec 11, 2012|
It is obvious that Chime is critically sick, what kind of vacation did he embark on since September?
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Donnciga: 12:15pm On Dec 15, 2012|
As i said let them take Him to synagogue church of all nation lagos Nigeria for his healing and the salvation of his soul www.scoan.com you can see how to go about it or u call me on +27838662443 CHUKWUEMEKA i don't know why people are busy wasting money traveling to places out of the country looking for a place of no help but the have a man of God senior prophet TB Joshua who God almighty is using to save a lot of soul heal deliverance and all of God blessings in Jesus name and when God heals He heals completely
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Kachipi: 10:45pm On Dec 15, 2012|
Guys, unconfirmed report has it that Chime died today in an Indian Hospital around 9pm. What a day for our Country.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Nobody: 10:51pm On Dec 15, 2012|
becoz say you dey joli for obodoyinbo nor mean sey wahala nor go find you come one day.
when it does Madam, we wont weep for you, on NL.
Kachipi: Guys, unconfirmed report has it that Chime died today in an Indian Hospital around 9pm. What a day for our Country.
unconfirmed report = rumor.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Nobody: 10:56pm On Dec 15, 2012|
i heard the man has a thing for the green bottles - hope they haven't finally taken their toll. . .
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by Kachipi: 11:02pm On Dec 15, 2012|
Check it out here www.southeastnigeria.com
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by TeenageMoney(m): 11:07pm On Dec 15, 2012|
Such a bad news.... My Governor is Dead....
Read His Biography
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by 24volts: 1:02pm On Dec 16, 2012|
by the power and the authority in the name of Jesus christ, I proclaim instant healing on Sulivan Chime, what ever the sickness is I dont want to know, I command that illness to disappear now in Jesus name. what ever the devil has deposited in his body I cancelle it and destroy in Jesus name. Sulivan Chime, where ever you are now stand up and give God the glory. you are healed in Jesus name.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by SELFWORTH: 6:25pm On Dec 16, 2012|
What a wasted nation .
A public servant is off for months and no credible information has been released . Today is dead, tomorrow he is alive and kicking. This can only happen in Nigeria .
What a shambolic nation.
|Re: Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime Is Critically Sick! by SELFWORTH: 6:29pm On Dec 16, 2012|
Teenage Money: Such a bad news.... My Governor is Dead....
Are you sure? The page you posted doesn't exist .
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