Soludo’s Victory Will Inspire APGA to Take Over Southeast in 2023, Says Party Chieftain
- Chieftains of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the southeast are buzzing over their party's victory in Anambra
- The chairman of the party in Abia state, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, says Soludo's victory will inspire the party ahead of 2023
- Ehiemere called on the people of the southeast to embrace the party and votes for its candidates in 2023
Umuahia - The chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, has declared that with the victory of Professor Chukwuma Soludo at the Anambra governorship election, the party is now set to claim more states in the southeast come 2023.
Professor Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, won the election on the platform of APGA.
Speaking during a press conference in Umuahia, the Abia capital, Ehiemere gave quit notice to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP-led administration in the state.
According to him, the ruling party in the state had not met the aspirations of the people.
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He said that Abia needed a change of guard, arguing that PDP which has been in power for over 16 years in the state has not performed creditably.
The needed change according to him will come through genuine commitment and consistency by all progressive-minded Abians.
Vanguard newspaper quoted him as saying:
“Abia people do not need a prophet to tell them that change has become inevitable.”
“Unless a genuine, people-oriented leader is elected to lead the state, the masses of Abia would continue to grumble.
“Abia has been very unlucky in terms of good leadership/governance since 1999.”
Similarly, an APGA chieftain in Imo, Nnana Onwuchekwa, stated that APGA will win the state come 2023.
Onwuchekwa who made the declaration during a phone interview with Legit.ng from his base in Owerri, expressed confidence that Soludo's victory in Anambra will rub off positively on the Imo state chapter of APGA.
“As I speak to you, there are ongoing efforts by some big wigs in Imo APC and PDP to join us. They have now realised that Soludo's victory will change the dynamics of southeast politics in 2023.
“Infact, those who are preparing to join us are not lightweights like we have had in the past. I am talking of big wigs from the two major parties in the state.”
Southern Governors Forum Congratulates Professor Soludo
Meanwhile, the Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF) has congratulated Soludo, stating that his experience as an economist was a great asset to the southeast state.
The forum congratulated Soludo through its chairman and Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in a statement seen by Legit.ng and signed by Donald Ojogo, the state's commissioner for information.
Akeredolu also commended the Anambra people for their participation while charging Soludo to brace up for the task ahead, adding that the SGF looked forward to working with the Anambra governor-elect in the fight against security and economic challenges in southern Nigeria.
APC Chieftain Hails Buhari Over Smooth Conduct of Anambra Governorship Election
On his part, Promise Emmanuel, the chief press secretary of the Kogi state deputy governor, Chief Edward Onoja, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the smooth conduct of the Anambra governorship election.
Emmanuel, popularly known as 'Kogi Rebel', made the comment in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng on Wednesday, November 10.
He stated that the recently concluded Anambra governorship election is a game-changer and an improvement in previous elections despite the challenges witnessed in the build-up and during the exercise.