By Ifeizu Joe
Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has said that his achievements in office in less than one year as governor of the state was enough to give victory to House of Assembly candidates running on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Soludo who spoke through his Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime said leaders of the opposition in the state are feeling uncomfortable because they know that Anambra remains APGA land, and that they have slim chances of winning any seat in Saturday’s election.
Aburime in a chat with journalists said: “Apart from the fact that Anambra remains an APGA state, it will be unfair for any Anambra indigene to see all the good works of the governor and still not vote for APGA in Saturday’s election.
“The governor will be one year in office on Friday, but you will think he has been here for four years already. Within this one year, he has employed 5,000 teachers for our schools, that is something that has never happened anywhere before.
“When he came to office, there were no doctors in most of the hospitals across the state, but the governor has employed many doctors, nurses and other caregivers, in addition to road projects being flagged off everywhere in the state.
“We are confident that on Saturday, we will win majority seats in the state assembly. No Anambra indigene who wishes the state well will allow another party to dominate the house of assembly. That will create distractions in the developmental strides the gooveror has embarked upon,” Aburime said.
Speaking on allegation of Soludo threatening traditional rulers and presidents general of communities of blacklisting them if they failed to work for APGA victory, Aburime said such allegation was untrue.
“That is propaganda from the pit of hell, which opposition are using to blackmail the governor because they do not stand a chance on Saturday.
“The governor held an open meeting with members of his party and charged all to ensure APGA victory on Saturday. What is the secret about that? There is nothing like threat, what the governor said was in the open. So there is no way they can twist the words of the governor by saying what he never said. It is therefore purely propaganda.”