Former Governor of Enugu State, Barr. Sullivan Chime on Thursday night reportedly dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the two term governor who served under the platform of the PDP from 2007 to 2015 was said to have defected in readiness for an imminent political war between him and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
Both politicians had before the 2015 general elections engaged in one of the heaviest political battles in the State as Chime planned to unseat Ekweremadu in the Senate.
The ex-governor later withdrew from the race as Ekweremadu gained the upper hand.
However, latest developments indicate that the former governor has not given up on the Enugu West Senatorial seat.
Late Thursday night, spokesman of the APC in the South-East, Mr. Hyacinth Ngwu announced that Chime had joined the ruling party.
He wrote in his timeline: “Breaking News: Today, His Excellency Barr. Sullivan Iheanacho Chime, immediate past governor of Enugu State joined APC.”
His post, however, did not go down well with some Nigerians who felt Chime’s defection was to evade prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over his alleged involvement in the 2015 election money shared by former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison Madueke.
However, Ngwu swiftly fired back at Chime’s critics with another post.
It reads: ”I wonder how some of the opposite politicians talk. If their member is questioned by EFCC or ICPC or invited by the Police, they will shout to the heavens, ‘victimisation, oppression of political opponents’.
“But when the same person defects to (APC), a better party with vision for Nigeria, they roar that the same defected to avoid interrogation by EFCC, ICPC or the Police. Haba, which way my people?”