We persuaded Chime to join our party because of his performance as governor - APC
The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described former Enugu Governor, Sullivan Chime as a progressive politician, who left indelible marks in the state.
The APC National Vice Chairman, South-East, Emma Enukwu, said this in Enugu on Saturday at the official registration of Chime as a member of the party.
Enukwu said that it would be very difficult for any governor to replicate what Chime achieved in the state through selfless service.
He said that it was the performance of the former governor that caught the eye of the APC and they persuaded him to join his fellow progressives.
“Chime is a progressive politician and the APC in the zone will celebrate people like him. We cannot go after people that did not introduce change in the society.
“It was during his time as governor that I knew roads could go into the hinterlands. He left a difficult precedence for anybody coming after him,” he said.
He said that the entrance of the former governor into their party was a wakeup call to other politicians in the zone but added that the party would only accept progressives into its fold.
“Being a real political philosopher, Chime decided to leave his former party before it collapses on him.
“He is leaving because he wants our people to join mainstream politics,” he said.
Enukwu said that the entrance of Chime and other progressives into the party would usher in a new lease of life for the people.
“The APC is the only party that can take us as a people to the destination we clamour for.
“In the other party our people occupied strategic positions for many years, but they could not use it to the advantage of the zone. They could not attract development projects.
“But under the two years of this administration work is going on in many federal roads as well as the second Niger Bridge. So, Sullivan has made the right choice,” Enukwu said.
May 07, 2017