Ikeja - Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom said in
Ikeja on Friday that his Enugu State counterpart, Mr Sullivan Chime, who
had been receiving treatment abroad, would return home within 10 days
Apkabio made the announcement while speaking with reporters at the
Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on arrival from London.
He stated that Chime was well and capable of governing Enugu State,
assuring that Chime would return to the Enugu State Government House in
the next 10 days.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akpabio visited Chime
in a London hospital along with the Governors of Benue and Rivers, Mr
Gabriel Suswan and Mr Rotimi Ameachi.
Akpabio denied allegations that the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF)
was gradually becoming a cartel and working against the Federal
Government and people of Nigeria.
Describing such allegation as baseless, Akpabio said he would not be
party to any association or forum that would attempt to bring down
President Goodluck Jonathan and his team.
“I will not be a party to anything that will attempt to pull down the
government of President Goodluck Jonathan and that I’m assuring you.
“I’ve not been around in the country for a while and I don’t know what is going on.
"Definitely, when I get in, I will observe things and if I should
find out that the governors’ forum is what they are saying, you will
hear me. I will shout out.”
He said that the forum would continue to work in tandem with the Federal Government.
Akpabio insisted that the governors’ forum should actually be a major
collaborator with the Federal Government, maintaining that governors
were part and parcel of the government