Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR has said that Governance in Anambra is APGA Government and Chief Willie Obiano was instrumental in making it to be what it is today.
He made this statement during a courtesy call on his immediate predecessor, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano and wife, Mrs Ebele Obiano at their palatial residence in Aguleri.
Governor Soludo said each time he visits the residence of Chief Obiano, he always feels at home.
“Just like I said when we met, a week today is Christmas. Today is the 18th and yesterday was the 17th which marks exactly my nine months in office.
“You have been away for a while and we spoke when you were in Lagos.
‘This is the season of yuletide and we have come to pay you a courtesy call, to say Merry Christmas to you. Anambra is APGA and APGA is Anambra,” Soludo said.
“We are going into the election and the APGA flag will keep flying.
“I didn’t tell my entourage where I was going initially. I selected a few of them which of course you are familiar with.
“We have come to felicitate with you and this is the way we would like it to be.
“As former Governor of the state, it will take a collage of Governors to be able to put us in the right path.
“You ruled Anambra for 8 years which isn’t 8 days. We have just been in office for just 9 months.
“Anambra and Nigeria needs your wealth of knowledge and experience.
“I will be counting on you and wish we had a collage of former governors to guide the incumbents especially for those from APGA,” Soludo maintained.
“I told my brother that after February next year he will return back to APGA because the party made him what he is politically.
“Two weeks today will be new year and we are looking forward to a more glorious and productive 2023.
“We are counting on your wise counsel and partnership because we deeply appreciate you,” he said.
Governor Soludo extolled Osodieme’s ambition of becoming Senator Anambra North Zone and assured her of his unalloyed support.
“APGA has to win everywhere. The first election is in February and the second is in March. We will reconstitute again to give Anambara dividends of democracy because we are progressives.
“I was at the Anambra Airport and sincerely appreciated Chief Obiano for the construction of the edifice.
“Flying from Anambra to other states is now possible. Indeed, this is a legacy under APGA Government.
“Despite all the constraints, we will make Anambra a shining light because that’s what we are, the light of the nation.
Chief Obiano in his early remark, welcomed everyone to his residence in Aguleri. He noted it has been his home after his reign as Governor.
He thanked them all for accompanying Governor Soludo and charged them to support his government because an individual alone can’t be Governor.
He urged them not to be afraid of Governor Soludo and beseeched them to always advise him because nobody is perfect.
In attendance was the Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, the Speaker Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Head of Service, Barr. Mrs. Theodore Igwegbe, Commissioner for Special Duties, Barr. Sly Ezeokenwa, Commissioner for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Mr. Anthony Ifeanya, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Tonycollins Nwabunwanne, Former Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Emeka Ezenwanne amongst others.