ENUGU – THE prospects of Governor Sullivan Chime winning the gubernatorial election in Enugu State has received a boost, weekend, as the prime campaign director of an opposition party pitched tent with him.
Five days after that landmark development, Engr. Johnson Ezeanyanwu, the Director of Special Duties to Okey Ezea, governorship candidate of Labour Party, has given reasons he dumped Ezea for Chime.
Ezeanyanwu decamped to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party when the governor went to his Uzo-Uwani local government area in continuation of his campaign rallies.
Ezeanyanwu said: “I took this decision without any contact or communication with Governor Chime. My political mentor, Chief Maxi Ukuta, only spoke to me two days before he (Chime) came to campaign in our local government area and I did not hesitate to make up my mind to support the governor.
“The truth must be told that even when I was at the other side, none of us in the opposition could come out to criticise the governor for not performing. Of course, we knew that he’s been doing a fantastic job in our state.
“So, I’ve come here to lend my support to a young man who is doing well and developing our state, right from the urban to the rural areas. Uzo-Uwani local government area is a typical example. Before he came on board, it was such a tough task to access our council headquarters or any community.”