WE STAND WITH SOLUDO!
Points to ponder on!
We, members of ANAMBRA INTEGRITY FORUM stand fully with Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo for his submissions on the 2023 presidential election as follows:
Soludo’s verdict on Peter Obi’s Presidential ambition is no indication that he is not a patriotic Igbo man or that he hates Peter Obi.
In the history of Nigerian politics, the South East and Ndigbo in general are disposed to support any political party of their choice.
Even among the South West, South South and the entire Northern Nigeria, politicians choose to belong to parties of their choice and there has never been any reason whatsoever to bully those who oppose one another.
APGA is the 3rd largest political party in Nigeria and Labour Party is a party that has played substitute roles for aspirants who failed to secure nominations in the frontline parties as rightly stated by Soludo
It is on record that Soludo had severally urged Peter Obi to return back to the party that made him, which is APGA but he turned down the offer.
At this stage, there is no way the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Presidential Candidate, Justice Umeadi would step down for Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
Soludo’s appeal to Peter Obi to return back to APGA was with a belief and aim to create a strong political base, to bargain at the centre and negotiate its share on the table of tribes and geopolitical zones in the country.
In the history of politics in Nigeria, the number of votes so far pulled by the South East with the least registered voters have never been enough for any presidential candidate to win or lose a presidential election.
Ndigbo as a people should use APGA as a platform to build the strong force that would take them to the presidency just like Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu used the Alliance for Democracy (AD) to carry the South West into the presidency.
Against this backdrop, it will be difficult if not a near impossibility for the South East alone to deliver Peter Obi as President.
We should also not lose sight of the fact that other regions have homogeneity that cannot be compared with what we have in the South East
The continuous “internet mob action” against the person of Soludo is uncalled for and very unreasonable!
Rather, its time to urgently discuss on our collective plans to advance the aspirations of the Southeast zone.
On Soludo we stand!
Elder Evaristus Nwokoye
Mrs Chinwe Ifediba
Comrade Cynprian Eze-Okafor