A true Democrat is distinguished by his actions towards entrenching the democratic process. A process that allows for unhindered expression of the freedom to choose leaders and representatives at all times within legally approved procedures. At the two turns of elections in Anambra State, ndi Anambra have had to elect for themselves who they want across party without any form of State sponsored intimidation.
When you take a look at other parts of the country where civilian autocracy is gaining ascendancy, you come to appreciate the amount of patriotic, civil and hopeful leadership Soludo is enthroning in Anambra. To him, it is not about now, but for the future.
With APGA’s significant majority stake in the upcoming 8th State Assembly, Soludo has shown to the world how a home grown political party can be built on people’s mandate and not coercion.
For Anambra and APGA it is still dawn, and such a great time to showcase the true Igbo republican nature. Deep down and of a truth when ndi Anambra look outside her shores to see how some State Chief Executives handled the 2023 elections, they will, indeed, agree with Soludo that there is a difference between the “Nigerian standard” and the ANAMBRA STANDARD.
— Mazi Ejimofor Opara
Writes from Awka, the Anambra State Capital.