The romance between Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State
and the newly elected Governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi seems to have turned sore in recent time.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday gathered that Chime has fallen out with the governor-elect accusing him of being instrumental to the refusal of the state House of Assembly to accent to his N11 billion Loan request.
As a proof that Chime is no longer happy with his supposed successor, Ugwuanyi, he was said to have refused to fund Ugwuanyi’s campaign in the dying days of the election.
Chime was equally said to have told the delegation that asked him to bring money for the campaign that he would not release money because it was Ugwuanyi that prevailed on the House to turn down his request.
Governor Chime had recently sent a request to the State House of Assembly requesting for approval to take a loan of N11 billion allegedly meant to pay contractors and other sundry expenses incurred by the government, a request which the House rejected.
Following the rejection of the loan request, the governor withheld the monthly overhead of the state Assembly. The House is led by the honourable speaker, Mr. Eugene Odo.
Last Tuesday, the crisis came to the open when the House of Assembly suspended indefinitely the member representing Udi North State Constituency, Hon. John Bull Nwagu and instituted a 3-man panel to look into his case.
What was his case? He was accused by one of the House members, Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu representing Nkanu West, State Constituency that he taunted the House and said they had no powers to do anything and for this reason, the House will not get their monthly overhead for three months.
As if the indefinite suspension handed on Hon. Nwagu who is the House Committee Chairman on Finance and Appropriation was not enough, the House, at a special session on Wednesday April 15, 2015 ordered for the arrest of the Accountant General of the State, Mr. Basil Okolie for failing to answer to the House summon to appear before them to state why their monthly overhead should be delayed.
The House asked the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Dan Bature, to issue warrant of arrest on the Accountant General to compel him to appear before the House on Tuesday, the 21st of April, 2015.


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