PDP slams Soludo, APGA over comment that Anambra belongs to party

The Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party in Anambra State and Director of Publicity, 2023 Presidential Campaign of the PDP in Anambra, Uloka Chibuike, has criticised the All Progressives Grand Alliance and the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, over their insistence that Anambra “belongs to APGA”.

Chibuike specifically mentioned that the current Soludo-led administration would be the last APGA government in the state due to its “lacklustre” performance.

He stated this in a press release e issued on Sunday, insisting that APGA’s popularity has been diminished by poor governance in the state.

He said, “Soludo needs to confront the harsh reality that his leadership has diminished APGA’s popularity, becoming a burden on ndị Anambra, who eagerly awaits 2025 to usher the party out of Agu-Awka.

The governor and APGA’s assertion that Anambra exclusively belongs to APGA reflects a sad tale of people ignoring reality, relying on sycophantic feedback rather than the majority’s sentiments.

“The last general election highlighted APGA’s decline in Anambra State. It is unfortunate that they ignore this truth, which has only made them the subject of ridicule and hallucinations.

“It is widely acknowledged that Soludo would be the last governor from APGA, as the majority of Anambra people and electorates resonate with this truth and are awaiting 2025 when the next gubernatorial elections would take place.

Soludo’s lackluster performance continued disparaging of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, whose name has sustained the party, misappropriation of funds, undemocratic tendencies, and failure to deliver on promises have destroyed the support and emotional attachment that ndị Anambra had for APGA.

He explained that in the past 20 months, Anambra people have faced significant challenges under the APGA-led administration, pointing out that instead of relying on the fact that Anambra is considered an APGA state for his re-election, Soludo should evaluate himself based on his campaign promises and not the achievements of previous APGA governors.

“It is unfortunate that the former Central Bank governor has become so unpopular and lacks confidence in seeking a second term solely based on his own name and accomplishments. The truth is that Soludo will be the last governor from APGA, and this is not up for negotiation.

“The people of Anambra State want to feel the positive impact of effective governance. They desire improved infrastructure, job opportunities, the possibilities of local government and council elections, security, and other benefits that come with democracy. Soludo and APGA have not only failed to deliver these, but they are also leading the state toward destruction.

“Despite having a massive budget of over N400 billion with little to no funding deficits, Soludo and APGA cannot point to a single completed infrastructure project in the state in the past 20 months.

“Allowing APGA and Soludo another four years in power would mean the complete annihilation of Anambra State as residents and businesses continue to leave for neighbouring states where basic amenities, effective governance and infrastructure are available,” he added.

When contacted for reactions on the development, the state APGA chairman, Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, simply said, “We wouldn’t want to respond to Chibuike’s statement, Ndi Anambra knows the true position of things.”

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