By Polycarp Ifeanyi, Onitsha
The Ogbaru zonal leader of the Anambra State Markets’ Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA), Mr Ndubisi Ochiogu, has disclosed that the ongoing infrastructural development in Anambra State by Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo has proven his competence and capacity to reposition the state.
Ochiogu made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Onitsha, stating that Soludo’s vision for Anambra State based on his achievements in less than 1 year in office is clear and verifiable.
The Ogbaru Main Market president general appealed to Anambra residents to shun unnecessary propaganda, noting that the monumental infrastructural projects going on in the state, with 265 kilometres of road construction, deserve a huge commendation for Soludo and APGA’s administration.
He also mentioned other achievements, which include the recruitment of 5,000 teachers in the education sector, empowerment of 5,000 youth, the recent employment of over 350 doctors and nurses to boost the health sector, the massive operation light up Anambra, which is currently ongoing, and which has vastly improved the security situation in the state.
He further pleaded with ndi Anambra to desist from misinterpreting the governor’s speech any time he makes one, stressing that such acts are uncalled for and could trigger conflicts to undermine the credibility of the state government.
“We, Anambra State, are not known for politics of bitterness. Anambra is core Igbo race and we cannot behave like other tribes who play do or die politics. Let us not play [the] politics of survival of the fittest because we are brothers.
“So I implore all of you to come out en masse on March 18, 2023, and vote for all APGA candidates contesting for the House of Assembly. When ndi Anambra support APGA party candidates to win the majority votes in the State House of Assembly election, it will help the state government to sustain the progress made so far and continue another.”
He reminded Anambra residents that APGA is the pride of the Igbo in Nigerian politics, pointing out that most of the political juggernauts in Anambra State arose from APGA.
“We cannot allow the efforts of our late Igbo leader Odumegwu Ojukwu to die. Luckily for us [the] first phase of our governor’s promise is very much encouraging. Let’s support him by voting for all APGA candidates who will work with him.”