Fidelity bank banner UBA banner

By News Express on 08/02/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,482

Those expecting the Save Enugu Group (SEG) to sheathe its sword following the return of Governor Sullivan Chime are very much mistaken, according to SEG Convener, Maxi Okwu (Ikenecheoha II).

The SEG was born last month to champion the crusade for the disclosure of the fate of Governor Chime, who remained incommunicado after exhaustive his three months accumulated leave. While the state government claimed that the governor was holidaying abroad, investigations showed that he was actually seeking medical attention for a serious but undisclosed illness.

“It was never about the person of Chime but democratic engagement and the right of a people to full disclosure. The SEG is also not about Chime’s health challenges, but Enugu State progress. The struggle will definitely continue,” said Okwu in a message posted on his Facebook wall.  

He, however, said he was expressing his personal opinion without prejudice to the decision of the SEG, which he said was “consulting to come out with an official position.”

Below is the text of Okwu’s statement:

“Governor Sullivan Iheanacho Chime of Enugu state returned to Nigeria aboard a British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja in the wee hours of this morning. A relation of mine was on the same flight, and has given me a graphic account of his condition and arrival protocol. Today is approximately 140 days since he disappeared from public view ostensibly to enjoy a long vacation on his ‘accumulated’ leave. The Save Enugu Group (SEG) which am Convener/Leader is consulting to come out with an official position. However due to my visibility in this episode and activity on my wall I feel constrained to put out a preliminary, without prejudice to the SEG position, statement. I am personally relieved that the Chime saga has come to some closure just 30 days of a campaign we mounted to bring to public attention the secrecy and hype being churned out by ENSG on his location and status. It was never about the person of Chime but democratic engagement and the right of a people to full disclosure. The SEG is also not about Chime’s health challenges, but Enugu State progress. The struggle will definitely continue. Any mischief maker who tries to distort our mission or intervention would have to seek other platforms, but definitely not my wall. To God be the glory as used to be said by a political caucus.”

•Photo: SEG Convener Maxi Okwu.

Source News Express

Posted 08/02/2013 12:11:39 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
5 oil marketers banned from supplying aviation fuel...


Renowned blogger Linda Ikeji to make special appearance...

1,100 APC, R-APC members defect to PDP in...

Customs intercept truck conveying military uniforms, banned drugs...

Arase confirmed as IGP, assures Nigerians of justice...

92-year-old sworn-in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

N2.97 billion not accounted for in 2016 audit:...

EFCC nabs Emergency Management Agency chief over diversion...

Herdsmen take over Kwara-Oyo roads, kidnap motorists

Confab delegates honour Prof. Akunyili with Special Mass...

Apprehension in Anambra as Fulani herdsmen step up...


Latest News Imo Gov Race: Okorocha raises alarm over alleged fake court order Nigeria collapsing under Buhari — CLO Court of Appeal reduces jail terms of ex-governors Dariye, Nyame Army builds detention centre for Boko Haram fighters Buhari: I am on track to achieving my plans for Nigeria Nigeria, Uganda friendly tickets now on sale •Stephen Keshi International Stadium Asaba is venue Let’s not plunge Rivers into violence — Abe ‘Stop advertising your ignorance’ — Atiku/Obi Advocacy Group chides Buhari Media Organisation Delta APC factional chairs disagree over reconciliation committee Court orders EFCC to re-arraign Jonathan’s ex-aide Don’t repackage the gospel — Anglican Bishop charges clerics Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan ranked as world’s most dangerous countries


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (420,886 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (389,897 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (322,774 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,466 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,030 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,438 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (208,968 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,432 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (175,792 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,531 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,001 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (151,920 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (73) Business & Economy (3,794) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (963) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (566) Features (669) Global Business Monitor (309) International (2,684) Interview (166) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (35) News (40,587) Opinion (1,140) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,743) Religion (900) Sports (1,774) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera