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The Anambra State Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, has ruled out the possibility of any strong political force removing Prof Chukwuma Soludo from the governorship seat in 2025.
The chairman who spoke with journalists in his office in Awka, the Anambra State capital said APGA was not afraid of the impact of the Obidient movement, insisting that it would fizzle out before long.
Obidient movement is a political support group of the former governor of the state, and Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.
Obi-Okoye said twice, APGA has beaten candidates sponsored by Obi, and would most likely beat anyone he sponsors by 2025.
Reminded that Labour Party may field Valentine Ozigbo, Obi-Okoye said: “You mean Valentine Ozigbo, is it not? Unfortunately, that name has become synonymous with losing elections. If he contests, he will be contesting against his homeboy from Aguata (Soludo).
“So, I can say the Obedient man (Obi), APGA has beaten him twice. We beat him when he brought a man from Ogbaru, Oseloka Obaze, and we beat him again when he brought Val Ozigbo.
“What happened in the last Obidient Movement is a lesson to Igbo and should not repeat itself. It was like what happened in 1967, when we went into war with Nigeria without preparation. It is not likely to happen to Ndigbo again.
“There will be no Obidient movement in the Anambra governorship election because that movement was tied around an emotion to become president of Nigeria. It had nothing to do with Peter Obi as a person.”
Adding, Obi-Okoye said APGA has admonished Soludo to concentrate on his good governance and deliver quality infrastructures, which he said will make his victory seamless.
He said the governor has several projects lined up, and that before the end of next year, all the projects would crystalize, and speak for him.