|Enugu State Governor|
Sullivan Chime underwent a heart surgery in the United States of America in 2005, This was two years before he contested the state governorship election in 2007. Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, who was governor of Enugu State at the time, was said to have financed the heart surgery and subsequent treatment. Chime was Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Enugu State from 1999 to 2007 when Nnamani was governor of the state. Source gathered that their friendship dated back to the College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu, where they had their secondary education Their political differences, political pundits claimed, led Nnamani into establishing the People for Democratic Change, to unseat Chime in the 2011 general elections.
Nnamani, in one of the campaigns, stated that he gave Chime N7m for a heart surgery in America.
“I recommended to him the doctor who should lead the team of surgeons when he gets to America. I did this for him when he complained to me and I noticed he was not feeling fine,” Nnamani had said in 2011.
Chime had been out of the country since September 20, as stated by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke.
He is believed to be in a hospital in India where he is still undergoing treatment for Leukemia and renal failure. The commissioner, who had in October insisted that Chime was observing an accumulated leave, and not undergoing medication, had, however, recanted.