Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo said the former members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, who defected to other parties in the State laboured in vain.
Soludo stated this while addressing the party faithful at the Governor’s Lodge Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area,
Speaking in the wake of the defection of former APGA National Chairman Victor Umeh, Soludo said APGA remained the most formidable party.
“It is said that the people that left had to leave; why would one leave a party he had laboured to build; it is not good to labour in vain,” he said.
“However, they are not contesting elections. The election in Anambra is between APGA and other political parties.”
Recall that Umeh left APGA for the Labour Party, citing an alleged conspiracy against him after losing his bid to return to the Senate for the second time.
The governor added, “Elections are not done on WhatsApp or the Internet. You have to be on the ground. APGA is on the ground here and everywhere; how can a party that does not have a councillor want to compete with us?
“We are strong, and we are growing stronger, stand a real chance in Abia; we will compete in all places vigorously.
“We shall campaign when it starts, and by the time we enter January next year, we will know those that are still contesting.
“Our victory will be resounding this time, but we will not take anything for granted; Anambra people will see,” he said.
According to Soludo, about 220 km of roads had been designed for construction, and all the 21 Local Government Areas in the state would witness massive road activities soon after the rains.
“We are determined to cut costs to the bones; we have renegotiated some contracts and saved money with which we are fixing some roads.
“We have used N20 million saved from there to fix the Chisco Part area of the Bridge Head-Upper Iweka expressway in Onitsha, but the approval that was presented to me by FERMA for that same job is about N200 million, but by this week, it will be done,” he said.