Ahead of the Anambra 2017 governorship election, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo Saturday boasted that the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) would rule Anambra State for 50 years, and will make the state one of the best economies in Africa.
Soludo hinged his prediction on “the indices of modern economic development being put in place” by the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano.
He made these comments at Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, during the inauguration of Obiano’s re-election campaign committee in the area.
He said, “APGA will rule Anambra State for 50 years during which time Anambra would have become one of the best economies in Africa. I can see the indices of modern economic development being put in place by the Obiano government. His agricultural transformation is unique.
“I urge our people to vote for Obiano again so that he can sustain what I’m seeing in this state. After Obiano, I see a continuation of APGA government in this state for up to 50 years because, for the past 11 years, APGA has done marvelously well in this state. I don’t see a change of loyalty soon”.
The economist also urged the people of the state not to be deceived by other candidtates contesting the November 18 poll in the state, whoim he argued were on a revenge mission.
Also speaking, a former National Chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh, urged the people of the area to work towards sustaining the APGA leadership in the state.
Obiano, while expressing optimism that APGA would win the November 18 poll in the state, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the people’s will prevailed.
Some will be quick to recall a similar boast by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding the presidency, before its historic ouster in 2015.
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