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Sullivan Chime Neglected my People for 8 Years – Ike Ekweremadu



Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, said former governor Sullivan Chime’s administration in Enugu state, neglected the people of Aninri Local Government Area for eight years.

Speaking on Saturday in Aninri during the flag-off of nine rural projects funded by the state government, Ekweremadu said that the Chime’s tenure was the darkest in the lives of Aninri people.

He said that during the period, the state government had no presence in the entire council, adding that projects executed in the area were by the federal and local governments.

“Eight years ago all development projects in this area were done by the federal and local governments, but we now have a governor that is ready to work for our people. Between 2007 and 2015, no indigene of Aninri was employed in the state civil service and from statistics, we have the least number of civil servants in the state,” he said.

The deputy senate president said that the local government area had only 400 workers in the state service, adding that no permanent secretary was from the area.

“This neglect of our people for eight years was that bad but God has raised someone who will raise us. For instance, at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), we only have four staff members from Aninri while Udi, Awgu and Oji River Local Government Areas have 360, 85 and 60 staff, respectively, in the institution,” he said.

Ekweremadu said that it was the governor of the state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who drew his attention to the anomalies, and said that he (the governor) had taken steps to redress the ills.

“The governor has appointed our son as permanent secretary and another one as director of works in IMT. The state commissioner of works is also from Aninri and more are coming,” he said.

According to him, it is gratifying that our people are now feeling the impact of the state government and we will continue to support the governor.

Ekweremadu appealed to the people of the area to unite and move the place forward, adding that greater things were ahead.


  1. Anonymous

    October 15, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Taaa!!! Mechionu ghi ebe anhu.. Sullivan is ten times the man you are. He achieved all he did during his tenure because he closed his ears to such sentiments as zoning and federal character which have held us back for so long, if ndi aninri merited all you claimed was denied them, they would have gotten it. Enugu is the best state in the east thanks to the 8 years he spent in power. if we had a chance, he would have been given a 3rd term.

  2. Nedu

    October 16, 2016 at 10:00 am

    This evil man. You will never know peace. Everyone knows u have been eyeing Enugu State Governor seat and I pray Ifeanyi Ugwuani is wise enough to distance himself from you like all the previous Governors have.

  3. nene

    October 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    nwoke biko shut up. you as a whole senate president hat did you do for your people?

    • good girl

      October 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      a very good question @ nene

    • D'Mamma

      October 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you nene o! Does he think we’re idiots. This present Governor should just stay there..

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