Enugu - No fewer than 1,000 Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) faithful in Enugu State stormed the Government House on
Tuesday, protesting against the purported impeachment plan against Gov.
The protesters, drawn from the 17 Local government areas of
the state, carried placards with inscriptions: `Sullivan is fair to every
member of the House’, `Let peace reign in Enugu State’, `Sullivan is a good
governor’, `We are solidly behind the new speaker, Chinedu Nwamba’.
Speaking, the Coordinating Chairman of PDP at the local
governments, Mr Albert Eze, said the party condemned the impeachment plan
against the governor by a faction of the state House of Assembly.
According to him, the PDP in the state will resist any
attempt to foment trouble in the area.
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"We are here with all the Local government executives of
the PDP in the state to express our dismay over the crisis at the house of
"We have come to show our solidarity with the Enugu State
Government under the leadership of Gov. Chime. We have come to support the man
that God gave us.
"We have come to associate ourselves with the peace that
has reigned in Enugu State since eight years. We are sinking and floating with
you; nothing will take our minds away from the governor,’’ he said.
In her remarks, the PDP Woman Leader, Mrs Oby Nwofor,
appealed to the state government and the legislators to embrace dialogue in the
interest of peace in the state.
"The women of Enugu State are solidly behind the governor.
We will continue to work with him,’’ she said.
The PDP Youth Leader in the state, Dr Christian Iyiani, said
that youths in the state would condemn and fight against any group that would
want to cause confusion in the area.
Reacting to the development, Gov. Chime, represented by his
Deputy, Rev Ralph Nwoye, said he would continue to maintain peace in the state.
"Enugu people have spoken. Enugu is a family and we have
remained in peace, understanding and tolerance.
"Whoever is not happy should go and resolve the issue with
the party. Prayer shall continue to be our key to putting our enemies to shame.
"The state government and the PDP are in support of the
newly-elected speaker. Whoever wants to bring us down, we know that God will
give us victory,’’ Chime said.
He appealed to citizens of the state to pray for successful
hand over to the incoming administration.
It is reported that the protesters
also moved to the state House of Assembly but it was locked with heavy presence
of the police.