-tackles PDP, LP over hollow criticism in Anambra
Indications shows that Anambra’s foremost billionaire philanthropist and oil mogul, Prince Engr Arthur Eze may dump the people’s Democratic Party, PDP for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
Our correspondent gathered that a delegation of prominent APGA members have paid Eze a visit in Abuja, spelling out to him the benefits of joining the ruling party in his state, Anambra to help in its development.
This development which was confirmed by the State publicity Secretary of APGA in Anambra State, Hon Chinedu Nkwonta during a press interview with journalists also stated that Eze was not the only Anambra top shot approached to join the party.
According to Nkwonta, the party was strengthened by the high flying performance of the Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the need to woo stakeholders to join him in building the state.
Nkwonta said the move was also responsible for the recent regular attendance of government functions by Eze and some other stakeholders who previously had shunned the politics of the state and faced their businesses in Abuja and Lagos.
Briefing journalists, the state publicity secretary also dismissed the PDP and their Labour Party counterpart for what he called hollow criticisms on the governor of the state, saying that the party will welcome constructive criticisms but not people hiding under party to cast aspersion on a governor whose works is greatly acknowledged.
“We are a party that cannot be stopped, we have a governor who is a known manager of men and resources, and he has deployed his skills to build the state, and today the result is seen.
“For PDP, there are already dead in Anambra and even their surviving members are still confused about the leadership of their party. The people in the party who you see hiding under the party to malign the image of the governor are mere touts.
“We welcome opposition with constructive criticisms, as they will help us shape our government and draw our attention to areas that are needed, not what these people are doing. As for Labour party, they are no where in Anambra State, so there is no point dignifying them with reactions.” Nkwonta said.
Reacting to allegations that the state government has no intention of conducting the local government election following the coming expiration of their tenure, Nkwonta said that the state governor is not the body that conducts elections, rather, Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission does.
He said APGA as a party is ready for elections if the commission announces their readiness to conduct the election, and urged those peddling rumours to grow up.