From Ifeoma Ejiofor
The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Gov Charles Soludo on Political Matters, Engr Ezekiel Nwokoye has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop their negative politics.
Gov Soludo’s aide was reacting to negative statements from the Anambra South senatorial district vice chairman of APC, Mr Izuchukwu Okeke, Mr Dozie Ikedife(Jnr) and APC youth group headed by Come Paschal Otimkpu Candle.
Engr Nwokoye who was speaking with journalists in Awka said that the type of politics being played by APC is inimical to growth and development of Anambra State.
The SSA to Gov Soludo said he ordinarily doesn’t glorify wailers by responding to their unnecessary criticism but added that the way everyone in APC appears to be enjoying speaking against the governor is not acceptable.
“It does appear that the APC members and officials have found joy by speaking against Prof Charles Soludo (CFR) inspite of the landmark achievements he has occasioned in Anambra State less than two years in office.
“It’s unfortunate that APC attack dogs have refused to open their eyes to 1 Youth 2 Skills of the the administration of the day which has lifted over 5000 youths out of poverty line. The second phase of the scheme is in progress. The beautiful aspect of the scheme is that it is opened for all Anambra youths irrespective of their political leanings.
“The same thing is applicable to the 5000 teachers recruited by Gov Soludo less few months into his administration, the second phase of that too has commenced, this time the governor is injecting 3000 teachers into the school system. This is backed up by total free education from Primary 1 to JSS 3.”
“The free antenatal and post natal for pregnant women in the state is there, it is not exclusively for APGA members. The unprecedented infrastructural development taking place in Anambra under the watch of Prof Soludo is for all and sundry.
“For me, I expect a responsible opposition political parties to applaud the governor for his initiatives rather than looking for anything to hold on to like sinking persons, imagine all they talk about is rice” he said.
Engr Nwokoye expressed surprise that everyone in APC has suddenly become armchair critic. He however solicited support of all and sundry for Gov Soludo in his efforts to build a prosperous, liveable, beautiful and smart homeland irrespective of political affiliations.