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The senatorial ambition of the Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sullivan Chime, is under threat as members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday refused to receive him when he visited the national headquarters of the party in Abuja.
Gov. Chime is nursing the ambition of replacing the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, who is generally believed to have the backing of the leadership of the party to return to his position.
The governor arrived at the PDP national secretariat as early as 11am, hoping to see the NWC or the National Chairman, Dr. Ahmadu Mu’azu, but was unable to see Mu’azu nor or any of the members of the NWC.
He left the party secretariat around 4pm.
The governor was said to have entered the black book of the party because of the crisis rocking its Enugu State chapter following the resignation of Mr. Vita Abba as state chairman last weekend.
Also, the alleged disrespect shown by Chime to President Goodluck Jonathan, PDP-NWC and other PDP chiefs who were said to have unsuccessfully intervened in the controversial “chicken impeachment” of the erstwhile deputy governor, Sunday Onyebuchi, was also said to have been a contributing factor to his travails.
A member of the NWC of the party told the journalists after the governor’s exit that the party had pleaded with Chime to drop Onyebuchi’s impeachment but he refused.
Also gathered was the governor’s insistence that only his anointed aspirants would run in the 2015 general elections, excluding Senator Ayogu Eze, who is also vying for the governorship seat and Ekweremmadu, who is working hard to return to the Senate.