2019: Time up for sit-tight S’East Senators, says Chime
Former governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime at the weekend lambasted those he referred to as “sit-tight” politicians, especially some senators who had occupied senatorial position for 16 years and blocked other aspiring candidates.
Chime made the remark during the defection of a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Udi local government area of the state, Chief Donald Nnadi, popularly called “Ikeweta” to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defection ceremony which took place at Ngwo- Uno ward of the former PDP boss witnessed the presence of APC chieftains in the state including the former governor, who congratulated the newly defected politicians for taking a bold decision to leave PDP, a party he said had died long ago but only exists in name.
Chime said: “The problem of our people is insatiability. If you serve, give way for others to serve. I heard that somebody has been in the senate for 14 years; next two years will make it 16 years. Where that happens is where you don’t have people, but if there are other capable people, then one should serve and give way for others to serve.
“It is because they have reached the end of their capacity that they are running around agitated and threatened, feeling that what they are holding for long is about to be taken away from them. Anybody who cannot survive outside politics is not fit enough to be in politics.”