The Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has described the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, who has in the past attempted to fly the party’s flag in the Anambra state governorship election as an unelectable, and remain difficult to sell to Ndi Anambra state for 2021 election.
Umeh said, prior to the party’s primary election then, he was already receiving phone calls from people across the state who were asking him not to field the former CBN boss if he wanted the party to retain the governorship position in the state, someone said in a plain terms that if Soludo wins the APGA tickets, he will work against APGA and that same group are still APGA member’s till today, and nothing has changed about their position for soludo.
While fielding questions in an audience participatory interview programme in Rhythm FM tagged ‘Viewpoint’, which was monitored in Awka, Umeh cleared the air about the rumour in the state that Soludo’s has been anointed to succeed chief Willie Obiano,with entire consent of the NWC of the party was a plan to distract a serious aspirants from making waves by some blocks in APGA which can not happen as we have experienced much from non party members, who came to destroy than to build APGA, especially after the 2018/2019 election.
To buttress more , soludo said that the leadership of the party decided to draw up a form to be filled by every aspirant with a question which demanded to know if an aspirant had ever been detained for any case of fraud or had a pending case, this he said Soludo answered ‘NO’ to.
It’s on record that Soludo has once being arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for matters bothering on frauds, and misappropriation of public funds when he was the governor of CBN. When he was reminded about the incident he said ‘oh, that it was a calculated attampt to cripple his political ambitions by some bad elements from Isuofia, and his local government Aguata who never wish him well, those he was referring to are still part of our great party today. So, it is clear he only wanted to deceive the party,as to hijack the tickets, knowingly that he won’t win the general election thereby creating chances for the Opposition to take over Agu Awka.
The last time I checked, Soludo was going about saying all manner of rubbish and using guinea pigs to publish falsehood in the media about me and the APGA, then when i challenge him to include his signature to any of those write-ups he has been dishing out he ran away, the point is that when I was the Party National chairman of APGA, I have studied Prof Soludo inside-out and come to understand he does not keep relationship with anyone who comes around him for tomorrow, rather he kills the contact and that’s final for him.
Soludo himself has told one of his friends that major problems to his aspirations 2021 could be hitch by chief Umeh following his raising influence and relationships with Umeoji’s, I want to said categorically, Soludo still have the time to join and contest the election on the platform of another party, because so far am still in APGA and member of NWC of the party, and if he feels chief Umeh is the problem to his political ambitions, let him check himself very well to know if the Prof is a problem to himself, with this and many other things coming out from his camp, we have come to believe that
Soludo is plotted to disconnect APGA from Agu in 2021 but we can’t allow such.
Soludo contested in 2010 and we won him, if he is as good as some people want to make us believe, why did they not elect him then?” Umeh asked.
Speaking on the aspirations of other aspirants in APGA, Umeh said “ candidate APGA needs now is a candidate who is without blemish, who knows inside-out of Anambra political engagement, and who has an outstanding record of achievement that originated from Anambra state.
Soludo is an unelectable & ambitious but politically blinds.
By Egwu Jonathan (Royal Properties Ltd Awka)