The Peoples Democratic Party has said it is saddened by the long absence of the Governor of Enugu, Mr. Sullivan Chime, and his Taraba State counterpart, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, from their duty posts due to ill health.
But despite their long absence, the party said it was happy with the way the leaderships of the party in the two states had carried on government activities without any rancour.
A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh in Abuja on Monday, also commended the acting governors, party chairmen, Speakers of the Houses of Assembly, state caucus members, members of the National Assembly from the states as well as government appointees in the states for holding forth and ensuring smooth running of government affairs in the absence of their governors.
Metuh, in the statement, said the fact that government activities were going on smoothly in these states showed that PDP governments “have direction and focus in line with the manifesto of the party to ensure the welfare of the people at all times.”
He said, “We want to commend our party leadership and government officials in Enugu and Taraba states, the acting governors, the Speakers of the Houses of Assembly and other state caucus members and government appointees in these states for holding forth in the absence of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State and Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba state, who are out of the country for medical attention.
“The fact that government activities are going on smoothly without altercations shows that the PDP governments in these states, and indeed across the country have direction and focus, which is to ensure the welfare of the people in line with our manifesto.”
He said that the party was deeply saddened by the fact that the governors had been away for health reasons Metuh also thanked the people of the two states for their steadfastness in praying for them adding that with prayers, they would soon return to work.