BY Tony Edike
ENUGU—A pan-Igbo group, the South East Revival Group, SERG, yesterday, rose in defence of Governor Sullivan Chime and his Chief of Staff, Mrs. Ifeoma Nwobodo, over an attack by a group which identified itself as Save Enugu Movement.
Save Enugu Movement had alleged in an advertorial in a national newspaper last Friday that Nwobodo was, among other things, involved in shady deals regarding contracts in the state’s Universal Basic Education Board, UBEB, and also made a veiled reference to Chime in the deal.
National Coordinator of SERG, Chief Willy Ezugwu, told reporters in Enugu that there was no group known as Save Enugu Movement, describing the advertorial as the handiwork of a few Enugu politicians opposed to the governorship seat going to Nsukka senatorial zone and the decision that those who had served for three tenures in the National Assembly should make way for others.
SERG stated: “For the avoidance of doubt, and for the interest of the reading public, the matter that the so-called Save Enugu Movement tried in vain to promote to the status of a current issue has been thoroughly investigated by both the Nigeria Police Force and EFCC and the verdict of these two institutions are clearly well known to the parties involved.”