Joe C. Anatune*
Writes from Awa
ANAMBRA 2021: DEFECTION AS SMOKE SCREEN FOR RIGGING BY APC
We keep wondering why the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State is afraid of competition; keen, fair and transparent competition and contest. Particularly, we have never ceased to ponder why its current flag bearer regales in cutting corners in all the elections he has participated in. This unsavoury reputation in a democracy, follows him like a shadow everywhere he goes. Now, when will Senator Andy Uba remedy himself?
We have it on good authority that Mr. Uba told a group of high networth Ndi Anambra in Ikoyi, Lagos that he rigged the disputed direct primary that hoisted him as flag bearer, as pay back for the previous primaries where he was outrigged. He said that with such bold face that his audience were left in rude shock.
Not done, APC is prancing around the state looking for some fall guys desperate for lucre as defectors to their party to create a smokescreen about their strength and acceptability. They do not stop here.
They are on a hollow ritual of attempting to psychologically agitate the minds of the good people of Anambra State with the impression that they have the election outcome already decided in their favour, not by the people but by federal might. To them and in their warped wisdom, power belongs to Abuja, no more, no less. In this macabre dance of shame, they plod the streets with chips on their backs. Poor souls, for swimming against the tide,they are rapidly burying their political careers.
Ndi Anambra, as smart and discerning as ever, view them as deceitful and hold them in utter dismay. They know that they are renegades who are only out to conquer and plunder. But Anambra is not Imo state!
On the other hand, the remarkable track records of APGA and its flag bearer are beacons of hope that the future is bright. Yes, Cee Cee Soludo is running on these track records with his sight firmly fixed on developing a livable and prosperous homeland where the world can come to invest, live, work, learn and enjoy. Soludo and APGA are busy marketing this alluring destination to Ndi Anambra. The message and messenger are spreading like wildfire. The good news is that nobody can stop an idea whose time has come. Ndi Anambra are set to embark on the journey and will jolt them back to their senses on November 6, 2021.
For now, as the Yorubas who would counsel, Ndi Anambra ronu!
Be of good cheer!!
*Joe C. Anatune*
Writes from Awa