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Soludo’s Two Years In Office Has Been Disastrous – PDP

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The Anambra State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as a disaster, the two years of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) government under Professor Chukwuma Soludo.

The state chairman of PDP, Engr Chigozie Igwe who addressed journalists in Awka on Thursday, in response to the planned celebration of second year in office of Governor Soludo, expressed disappointment in Soludo’s performance so far.

He said: “We are actually disappointed that the governor is celebrating his two years in office and talking about second term when he had failed to meet the expectations of the people of Anambra state in his first two years in office.

“We warned earlier that he was heading to failure and had thought that he would have used the time to critically assess and identify his shortcomings, which are very huge, with the aim of working harder to better his performance.

“You can see that Soludo feels very satisfied with the little that he has done and do not think that he has more to offer. But Soludo’s best is not good enough for Ndi Anambra, who as the light of the nation, deserve more than the peanuts that this government is dishing out in the name of dividends of democracy”.

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Igwe singled out the Awka capital territory, the local government system and the security of lives of Anambra people, as the worst hit areas of the governor’s misrule.

He said: “The Awka capital territory remains the worst state capital in Nigeria with very poor infrastructural condition and insecurity which has driven many businesses away, resulting in capital flight and dearth of weekend economy while leaving the state capital, Awka to look more like a ghost town”.

Igwe further said: “The local government system is in a bigger mess in Anambra state, where Governor Soludo has refused to conduct local government elections. He prefered to work with self appointed caretaker local government chairmen, who many view as undertakers that provide conduits for signing away the monthly Federal allocations meant for the local government areas.

“So, with the emasculation of the local government system which is the tier of government that is closest to the people by the Soludo government, true democratic deliveries have become very far from the people and that is why we have in Anambra state, today, an aristocratic governance that does not resonate with the wellbeing and feelings of Ndi Anambra”, Igwe said.

According to him, the inability of the Soludo government to deal with insecurity in Anambra state has become an albatross of meaningful governmental impact.

“It is mind boggling that despite the huge resources claimed to have been deployed by the Soludo government to fight insecurity, Anambrarians have not seen any positive result. Kidnappings, robberies, assassinations, killings among others are yet to abate.

“At the last count, about six Presidents General of various communities in Anambra state have lost their lives to criminals under curious circumstances, namely the P-Gs of Obosi, Nanka, Nimo, Oroma-Etiti, Umuoji and Omor.

Igwe said further that it is not a hidden fact that as at today, some communities in Ihiala axis are firmly under the control of criminals where residents are mandated to either pay taxes to the criminals or die.

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