Soludo draws battle line against criminals
Following the escalating level of insecurity in Anambra State, the state governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has declared a war on criminals, claiming that no place in the state is safe for them to operate.
At the Governor’s Lodge in Awka, Soludo told aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, that the government is putting strict measures in place with security agencies to face the matter head on and restore peace and order to the state.
The governor expressed his sorrow over the death of Okechukwu Okoye, a member of the State House of Assembly representing Aguata Constituency II, who was gruesomely murdered alongside his aide, Cyril Chiegboka, by gunmen. He promised that the perpetrators of the heinous act would be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said that the state’s security problems were caused by “criminals who have turned to kidnapping, killing, and other forms of criminality as a lucrative profession, a long cry from any type of political activity.”
The governor thanked APGA members for their support throughout his gubernatorial campaign and commended them on successfully participating in and going through the party’s vetting process.
While claiming that the APGA remained one huge family, Soludo expressed confidence that the party would win handily in the upcoming elections for the state House of Assembly, House of Representatives, and Senate.
He told them that he would help establish APGA into a strong political party based on the strong idea of true federalism and power devolution, and that those who exploited APGA as a mercenary platform to get into office would have to wait until it was their turn again when they returned to the party.
He also commended them for volunteering to serve the good people of Anambra State, saying, “There is a need to form a political party of believers built on the principle of loyalty.”
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