From Petrus Obi, Enugu
Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State finally returned yesterday to the state after his extended vacation abroad amid tumultuous reception in in the capital. The governor, who had arrived Abuja, Wednesday from London, touched down at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu around 3.pm yesterday amid cheers from the crowd of enthusiastic citizens who had thronged the airport since the early hours of the day to welcome him.
He was welcomed on arrival by the Acting Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, accompanied by his wife, Nneka, national and state Assembly members and other top government officials. Dressed in a cream white jacket, blue stripped shirt and a pair of black trousers, Governor Chime acknowledged cheers from the ecstatic crowd that included many federal and state legislators, traditional rulers and top government officials before he was driven to the Governor’s Lodge.
The governor was also received by another crowd which sang and danced as he drove into the Governor’s Lodge. Governor Chime and his wife, Clara, took time to receive many guests. It was also celebration galore on the streets of Enugu as soon as news filtered in that the governor had arrived the Coal City, with the people chanting victory songs. His return finally marked the end of his absence as the excited residents heaved a sigh of relief.