By Jude Atupulazi
The governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has solicited support for all aspirants of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the forthcoming general elections in February and March.
Governor Soludo made the call at Nnobi, Idemili South Council Area.
The governor who expressed satisfaction with the work at the Afor Nnobi-Awka Etiti-Ichida-Nkwo-Igboukwu road rehabilitation, described it as solid work handled by a solid indigenous contractor, Igwe Sir Ben Emeka, who is also the traditional ruler of Umueri.
‘As you are all aware, the Afor Nnobi-Awka Etiti – Ichida – Igboukwu road was impassable. It is a federal road. We solicited intervention from the federal government, but nothing has been done as of today.
‘As Christmas approached last year, we were determined to ensure our people would not suffer and decided to use state funds to rehabilitate the road,’ he said.
Governor Soludo recalled his visit to Umuoji, Ojoto, and Oba, where he flagged off Africa’s largest open drug market and also intervened in Mmili John and Inland Doors’ roads.
‘I was elected under Nigeria’s third largest political party. I feel the power of the APGA insignia whenever I wear it. Anambra is APGA territory because nke a bu nke anyi,’ he explained.
The governor, who stated that without APGA, none of the state’s developmental projects could be realized, declared that Ikenna Iyiegbu would win the upcoming election and be elected to the House of Representatives.
‘I know the Oba-Umuoji-Nnokwa Road and flyover construction will be done by him when he becomes a federal lawmaker because it’s a federal project.
‘Casual politicians can Flag-off 300 roads and construct only 10. Anambra will not have us behave in this manner, under my supervision. We must build any road we flag off. We keep our promises,’ the governor said.
Earlier in his remarks, Hon. Ikenna Iyiegbu thanked the governor for visiting Idemili South and expressed confidence that the APGA government, led by Governor Soludo, was working hard to develop Anambra.
He thanked the governor also for what he described as the numerous projects he had been working on and urged the people to vote APGA in the upcoming election.
He however pleaded with the governor to intervene on the construction of the Umuoji-Oba road, informing him that he had begun a 1km construction with drainages but could not do it alone and requires the assistance of the State Government because the road had numerous economic benefits.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth Development, Dr. Nelson Omenugha thanked the Governor for intervening on Mmili John, Inland Door Road, Nnobi-Ekwulobia road, asking God to continue to bless his efforts.
The Commissioner for Culture and Entertainment, Comrade Don Onyenji, described Governor Soludo as a square peg on a square hole and recalled how the governor traveled the world to repair economies of countries before returning home to repair Anambra, and how Nigeria was calling on him to do so.
He said Governor Soludo planned to build a waterway transportation system in Anambra and urged the people to vote APGA all the way.
The Chief of Staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi; Chief of Protocol, Hon Chinedu Nwoye; Commissioner for Works, Engr. Ifeanyi Okoma; Transition Committee Chairman for Idemili South, Mrs Amaka Obi, among others, attended the event.