Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba, has debunked claims by the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that APC members decamped during the flag-off of campaigns by APGA on Saturday at Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.
Uba was reacting to the flag-off of the governorship campaign in which some purported members of APC burnt some brooms, which is the symbol of the party, after decamping to APGA.
In a press release made available to journalists in Awka, on Sunday, by the Andy Uba Campaign Organization, the Media Director, Victor Ogene, said the claims were false, and that no member of the party decamped to APC.
“Instead of APGA seeking to hoodwink Ndi Anambra into believing that it is still a serious party, they should rather await the mother of all defections in few days, when prominent political figures from across all platforms would announce their entry into the APC.
“As for the APGA candidate’s open admission at the flag-off that Anambra is indeed broken, hence his desire to make it ‘livable’, we hasten to remind him of his hitherto mute disposition while the state stealthily degenerated into an urban jungle.
“As a matter of fact, conventional wisdom instructs that when someone offers to gift you a shirt, you first examine the one he is putting on. For a Soludo who over a decade since his exit as governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, is unable to complete a memorial hospital he started in honour of his mother, his promise to Anambra youths is, at best, a theoretical excursion.
“Coming against the backdrop of the derelict and decaying road infrastructure across the state, mountainous refuse heaps and excruciating taxation on ordinary Anambrarians, one does not need to be clairvoyant to observe that our dear state is, indeed, broken, and cannot be fixed by someone who for several years denied this insistent reality,” he said.
Credit: Nigeria Tribune