Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has mocked the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for being unprepared for the task of governing the state.
The governor said two weeks after both parties held their primary election and elected candidates, they are yet to announce their running mates, showing that they were not prepared for the contest.
The governor was quoted in a press release signed by the Anambra State commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba as saying that such measure of unpreparedness has given his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA an edge in the forthcoming election.
Part of the release read: “The moment APGA nominated Chukwuma Charles Soludo, the internationally renowned economics professor, reformer and former Central Bank governor as its governorship candidate, other parties gave up on the election.
“The PDP and APC are in such low spirits and disarray now that they cannot choose running mates two weeks after they held their controversial congresses.
“Professor Soludo has announced his running mate, Dr Onyeka Ibezim, a medical doctor and accomplished technocrat, a week after his own nomination, to the applause of the whole state”, Obiano said.
Adinuba again quoted Obiano as saying that there was an intense lobbying for Soludo’s running mate, with a good number of solid options, but the party helped Soludo to go for the best.
“This Soludo candidacy is unstoppable, which explains why both the PDP and the APC played every trick in the book and pulled all manner of propaganda stunts to stop Soludo from clinching the APGA ticket but he ended up with 93.4% of the votes cast at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre.
“Our congress was televised live and everyone saw the primary election was free, fair and peaceful, but neither the PDP nor the APC bothered to broadcast its events on television.
“The two parties have, for all we care, given up as far as the November 6 gubernatorial election is concerned,” Obiano said.