By Christian Aburime
No doubt the stage is set and expectations are high as we prepare for the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, primary election billed to hold on June 23, 2021
The onus of electing who becomes the APGA governorship flag-bearer rests squarely on the shoulders of the party delegates. These are supposedly great men and women of honour, unassailable integrity and party loyalists who will always work for the success of the party in tandem with the wishes of the people.
It is therefore crystal clear that both the leadership hierarchy of APGA and the would be party delegates know exactly what is at stake. They must be guided by the mood and desire of the greater percentage of Ndi Anambra in the course of the APGA gubernatorial primary.
The desire and aspirations of the people of Anambra state remains the ultimate and should therefore not be compromised.
The people are also the ultimate decider in the final contest of any election. And any political party desirous of winning election must therefore align itself to the wishes and aspirations of the people.
Good enough, the good people of Anambra state have spoken in a loud and very clear unified voice that they want Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, their illustrious son, to become their next Governor. Never in the history of the state have we seen a clamour so profound and selflessly co-ordinated unsolicited for an individual like the clamour for Soludo by Ndi Anambra.
This unprecedented clamour is hinged on the belief that Soludo has all it takes to do an excellent job as the Chief Executive of the state, with an unblemished past and outstanding performances in previous engagements!
With over 24 self-funding Support Groups scattered all over the wards and 21 LGAs in the state, it is almost certain that Soludo is a top contender for the coveted post of Governor in the state! And this position certainly cannot be wished away.
In fact, the growing support and solidarity that keeps coming Soludo’s way has continued to intimidate and frighten other opponents.
Soludo has also distinguished himself as a devoted and faithful member of the APGA party. Over the years he has risen gradually and steadily to become a BoT member.
He has served the party in various capacities with full dedication and commitment, expending his talents, energy and resources to the growth and success of the party.
Now, as we prepare for the APGA primary, this is also the time to put into perspectives the selfless contributions of Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo and the yearnings and aspirations of Ndi Anambra.
Indeed, for the APGA leadership and the party delegates for the June 23 primary, this is the time to do the ‘most needful’, by aligning to the clamour and demand of the people and ultimately putting Anambra first! And without any shadow of doubt, a Soludo choice will surely guarantee a resounding victory for APGA in the November 6 guber election!