You’re either speaking to impress your host or ignorant of facts – APGA replies APC chair

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has replied National chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdulahi Ganduje over his comments that Anambra state has remained politically dislocated from the centre by remaining in APGA.

National Publicity Secretary of APGA, Mazi Ejimofor Opara said Anambra has remained better than most states who claimed connection to the center, despite being a state with a minority party.

Ganduje had during a South East APC colloquium on Friday in Nnewi, organized by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah also stated that Anambra has remained stunted under successive governments.

But Ejimofor, in response to APC chair, said he was either speaking to impress his host or sincerely ignorant of the facts.

He said it was regrettable that a political party that proposed a colloquium turned it into a political rally and ended up conducting primary election, where the host senator, Ifeanyi Ubah was unashamedly declared candidate of the party in the next election.

He said: “First, I wonder the level of progress Kano State made under Ganduje’s APC that resulted in a revolutionary and historic rejection of the Party by the people in 2023 as the people opted instead to vote for the NNPP and were ready to stake their lives to defend their votes. 

“Ganduje, should understand that the Southeast and Ndi Anambra in particular are more interested in why Kano State, after him, decided enmass to disconnect from the APC controlled Centre. 

“Well, the APC is nonexistent in Anambra, I am sure Ganduje himself knows this for a fact. Again, the continued existence of APGA in Anambra is performance based. 

“Anambra, and indeed the Southeast is APGA land. There is no doubt about this, and even where the region decides to negotiate a handshake to the Centre, the APC has proven not to be such a viable alternative. I sincerely hope that Mr. Ganduje will seek to really see that which is not hidden than opting for deliberate ignorance. 

“From Peter Obi, to Willie Obiano and now Professor Soludo, Anambra has remained on a trajectory of progressive growth, and it is for this reason even a political neophyte would state without double checking that Ganduje was either speaking to impress his host or he is sincerely ignorant of the facts.

“Anambra under APGA has remained a state of many firsts, and in recent times the state under the Soludo government has won many awards.

“Recall that Anambra has won award as the state with best deployed ICT, and Anambra State ICT Agency under Mr Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata won that award. Anambra has also been named as the state with the least out-of-school children record.

“If all these awards are what it takes to be disconnected from the centre, then Anambra will gladly remain disconnected.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Verified by MonsterInsights