The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant for the November 18, 2017, election in Anambra State, Mr Barth Nwibe, has declared the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) is not a match for APC in the forthcoming electoral contest.
Nwibe claimed that APGA is now in disarray and cannot, therefore win the governorship election no matter the candidate fielded by the APC.
At a press conference in his campaign office in Awka, the Anambra State capital, Nwibe described APGA as “weak, feeble and a leftover of Chief Victor Umeh and Governor Willie Obiano as the soul and heart of APGA, former Governor Peter Obi was forced out of the party, thus leading to its natural death.”
Nwibe took a swipe at former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, for foreclosing other candidates in the 2017 contest, described his assertion as undemocratic.
Soludo had asked other aspirants to use their resources to start industries rather than get into the contest since there is no vacancy at the Government House.
But Nwibe said that Soludo had forgotten that vacancy exists in the Government House once the four years tenure elapses, adding that “even the incumbent is preparing for the election.”
He alleged that Soludo probably is an interested party hoping that Obiano would hand power over to him with that blanket statement, but advised him to stay away if he is not participating.
Nwibe, an engineer, said he is running for office because of his superior idea to championing the development of the state, warning Anambra people to shun voting for mediocre into leadership and governance.
He noted that the era of politics of exclusion is over as he is concerned of how to bring in Ndigbo into the central government even as he welcomed new entrants into APC. He also warned that success in business does not translate into leadership.