Sullivan Chime, the former governor of Enugu State, has thrown his support behind the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor, Dr Peter Mbah, in the upcoming governorship and state assembly elections on March 11.
During a meeting between Mbah and a group of politicians and businesspeople in Enugu on Sunday, the former governor said what he thought. He did this at his home in Enugu.
“Mbah is the best candidate for Enugu State. I have had interactions not just with him (Mbah) but with other candidates. Looking at the field, Mbah is the best and most credible candidate Enugu can offer now.
“I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing and supporting him. I believe, that he will not disappoint the people of Enugu,” he said.
He said that Mbah was a great asset to the state, especially given his track record of success in business and other public roles. He said that his privately owned company recently had an annual turnover of more than N1.4 trillion.
“When I was working with Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, Mbah wasn’t a politician. Mbah is still not a politician. From our interactions he is very clear on what he wants to do. He has a passion of giving back to the state and he has the passion of taking Enugu beyond what it is,” he added.
He said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or any other security agency had never charged Mbah with a crime.