The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo has downplayed the threat of Labour Party causing any upset in the 2023 elections saying that APGA was the nation’s third political force.
Soludo stated this while hosting party faithful at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area.
He criticised those who had decamped from APGA to LP in the wake of losing in the APGA primary elections, describing such an action as a poor choice.
Soludo wondered how a party without a councillor could win elections.
Readers would recall that a one time National Chairman of APGA, Senator Victor Umeh had joined the Labour Party following his loss at primaries picking the Labour Party ticket.
Soludo said: “It is sad 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.
“However, they are not contesting elections. The election in Anambra is between APGA and other political parties.
“APGA remains the third in Nigeria as the country inches closer to the 2023 general elections.
“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 and 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, 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.
Soludo said APGA would avidly contest all positions it had candidates vying.
He said in Anambra, the objective would be to win 30 seats in the House of Assembly, all 11 in the House of Representatives and three in the Senate.
Soludo said around 220 kilometers of roads had been intended for development and that all the 21 Local Government Areas in the state would observer immense rehabilitation after the downpours.