Joe C Anatune
Writes from Awa.
*Soludo Is Being Harassed To Give Up His November 6, 2021 Governorship Bid Just Like They Did To Zik in the 1979 Presidential Election.*
Those prodding Hon Chukwuma Umeoji to torpedo Anambra’ s journey to One State Livable Megacity should take a lesson from history- that it is futile fighting the people and by extension God. Ndi Anambra have bought into the vision and it is too late in the day to change that.
Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe’s political journey was full of highs and lows. In the run up to the 1979 military return to civil rule, Zik formed the Nigeria Peoples Party(NPP)
which beared striking resemblance to today’s All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Zik was liked and hated by his fans and foes in equal measures but he was one man you cannot ignore in Nigeria’s political emancipation, economic development or soapbox battles. And he was to be stopped. And his party NPP was to be annihilated as it was perceived to represent the interest of Ndigbo just like APGA
So they said he did not pay tax. On evidences that he did, they manufactured a new tax legal jargon. Yes Zik paid tax but he did not pay ” as at when due”. To cut the story short, the above and other bottlesnecks were booby traps to weaken his resolve or distract him just like those behind Hon Chukwuma Umeoji are doing to distract Cee Cee Soludo. But this time, they are more ferocious and deadly.
On March 31, unknown gunmen(whatever that means) stormed Isuofia Civic Centre in commando gestapo style to possibly assassinate Soludo where he was having an interactive session with youths of his community. Thankfully, the evil scheme failed after leaving behind so much collateral damages.
Unfazed, Soludo intensified his local government consultation with party faithfuls and support groups. It was no surprise that he coasted home with an unprecedented margin in one of the the most transparent primaries in Nigerian political experiment. But the enemies of Ndi Anambra would not have it. They plodded on.
The media and the law courts have been turned into another theatre of battle field to stop Soludo from being the next Governor of Anambra state. Contrary to what seems apparent in the public space, the stop Soludo campaign is not just that of Hon Chukwuma Umeoji’ s design. He is only the smokescreen and he knows that.
They know that not even their rigging machine can stop Soludo once his name and party is in the ballot paper because he is the people’s choice. This is why they have opted for cannibalisation as their only competitive weapon.
Now they have not factored in the people’s power- a fatal mistake which is the manifestation of the voice of God. So with the people’s power behind APGA and Soludo, both the moles and the sworn enemies he respesents are wide open for a sucker punch as Ndi Anambra have already decided that APGA and Soludo are their choice.
Be of good cheer!.
Joe C Anatune
Writes from Awa.