28 January 2013

Nigeria: Chime, Suntai - PDP Commends Enugu, Taraba Party Officials

press release

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the leadership of the party in Enugu and Taraba states including the Acting Governors, party chairmen, Speakers of the Houses of Assembly, state caucus members, members of the National Assembly from the states as well as government appointees in the states for holding forth and ensuring smooth running of government affairs in the absence of their governors.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement yesterday said the fact that government activities have been going on smoothly in these states shows that that PDP governments have direction and focus in line with the manifesto of the party to ensure the welfare of the people at all times.

"We want to commend our party leadership and government officials in Enugu and Taraba states; the Acting Governors, the Speakers of the Houses of Assembly and other state caucus members and government appointees in these states for holding forth in the absence of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state and Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba state, who are out of the country for medical attention.

"The fact that government activities are going on smoothly without altercations shows that the PDP governments in these states and indeed across the country have direction and focus, which is to ensure the welfare of the people in line with our manifesto", Metuh said.

Stating that the party is deeply saddened that the governors have been away for health reasons, Metuh also thanked the people of the two states for their steadfastness in praying for them adding that with prayers, they will soon return to work.

"It is sad for somebody to be ill, but we are all human. So the party commends the people of Enugu and Taraba states for their understanding and steadfastness in praying for their governors. We commend them for the night vigils they held in seeking divine intervention for the governors. We know that God answers prayers and we believe that with all our prayers the governors will soon be back", he said.

The party said the monumental achievements made by Chime in developing his state stand out for him adding that it was satisfied with the manner in which the state officials have continued to ensure that the tempo is sustained even in the absence of the governor.

It urged the people of the two states to continue to be united and support the PDP administrations in their efforts to ensure the stability, peace and progress of their states.

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