How The Big Masquerade Returned To Enugu

Posted by Cosmas Asogwa On Friday, February 8, 2013 0 comments
Enugu State Governor, Mr Sullivan ChimeThe legendary Igbo highlife musician, Dr Oliver D'Coque in one of his hit tracks released in 1990 titled: "Nnukwu Mmanwu"
 narrates how a town goes agog when a big masquerade comes out. From the the town criers announcements to the rowdy thronging out of villagers to behold the sight of the masquerade, Oliver D coque obliviously foreshadowed yesterday's scenario as the absentee governor of Enugu state, Chime Sullivan arrived Enugu.

It was an unbelievable sight as the governor who had been absent for over 140 days touched down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

According to the PUNCH, 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 jacket, blue stripped shirt and a pair of black trousers, 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.

Unfortunately not even The PUNCH that spotted the governor with a cream jacket, blue stripped shirt and a pair of black trousers, deemed it necessary to make a picture of the governor on that attire available to its teeming readers.

Another crowd of singing and dancing people was on hand at the lodge. The governor 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, with the people chanting victory songs. His return finally marked the end of his absence as the excited residents heaved a sigh of relief.
We wish the governor health of mind and body as he continues the good work which endeared him to the people of the state visibly elated with his return.


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