By Jude Atupulazi
The leadership of former elected Councillors in Anambra Sate has congratulated the new governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, and his deputy, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, on their swearing in as the helmsmen of the state.
In a press release made available to newsmen in Awka, Wednesday, the leadership of Anambra Grassroots headed by Hon Chika Okogba and Hon Chris Onwuanaeze the umbrella group of former elected councilors in the state, the group reaffirmed their belief in Prof Soludo who, according to them, had already started in the right direction.
‘Like we noted after his election victory, Prof Soludo came prepared and willing to make positive change. He has strong convictions and knowledge and only needs the political will to work for the common good of the state in order to succeed,’ the group stated.
Anambra Grassroots who went further to describe Soludo as a social scientist who understood the need for grassroots development, expressed the conviction that he would champion such.
‘We therefore encourage him to ensure there are elected officials at the local government councils, just as he has promised, and adequately ensure effective administration in that critical segment of governance,’ the former councilors stated.
The immediate past elected local government councillors who were elected in 2014 and served till 2016, berated past administrations for their neglect of the grassroots and asked Governor Soludo to visit the issues which had seen them remain in Industrial Court of Appeal with the state government.
While wishing the new Anambra Governor success, the former councillors prayed God to strengthen his resolution to lead Anambra State to the light.