Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State returned yesterday to a tumultuous reception at Enugu after his extended vacation abroad.
The Governor who had arrived Abuja, Wednesday from London, touched down at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu around 3.pm local today amidst cheers from the crowd of enthusiastic supporters who had thronged the airport since morning 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.
Spotting 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 being driven to the Governor’s Lodge.
Another huge crowd of singing and dancing people was at hand at 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 sighs of relief.