Ekwunife, Akpudo Reveals Expectations Of Ndi-Anambra As Soludo Succeeds Obiano

By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo

The Senator representing Anambra Central at the 9th Assembly, Dr. Uche Ekwunife said looking at the qualities of Prof. Charles Soludo, Anambra is expecting to have the best of leadership.

Ekwunife in an interview with newsmen after the maiden symposium of Emeka Anyaoku institute of international studies and diplomacy held at UniZik, Awka stated that Anambra has been progressive from Chris Ngige to Peter Obi to Willie Obiano and in the next two weeks, Anambra’s fate will fall on Soludo’s hands.

“I wish Soludo well and will continue to pray for him. This is my state and in leadership, we are United. Anambra belongs to all of us and I hope he will finish successfully”.

Chief Barr. Titus Nnabuike Akpudo, the national president Anambra State Association of Town Unions( ASATU) on his part has advocated for the proper equipping of local vigilante operatives to enable them to effectively protect lives and properties at the grassroots.

Akpudo who made the advocacy during in an interview stated that there was need for the incoming administration of Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo to beam his searchlights on community vigilantes to boost their morale as well as motivate them with the necessary incentives to improve on their operations.

The ASATU boss who also doubles as the Deputy state president of Ohaneze-Ndigbo in Anambra, explained the dire need to inject younger persons into community vigilante services and mobilise them adequately to make their work very attractive and to enable them match hoodlums creating problems in the hinterlands even as he pointed out that the federal government can also assist states in fighting insecurities especially as it concerns equipping local vigilante operatives to successfully secure communities.

He further stated that Anambra citizens expect improvements on what is on ground. He said the citizenry expects improvements on security, roads, healthcare, urbanization, power supply, think-home philosophy and also improve on his relationship with the town unions in the state.

Akpudo equally believes that citizens expect improvements in giving Awka a facelift as the state capital. That they also expect improvements in youth employment and job creation. That the citizenry expects massive improvements in all spheres of human endeavours as he it is a transition from one APGA government to another APGA government.

Akpudo also disclosed that it was a welcome development that Professor Soludo chose to visit Okpoko community in Ogbaru local government area immediately after his swearing-in ceremony; such visit according to him, would help to improve on the roads and other infrastructures in the area to bestow it the urban status it really deserves, stressing that in the long run it would help to decongest Onitsha and also create a veritable source of revenue for the state.

The ASATU president however admonished Ndi-Anambra to lend their support, cooperation and friendship to the incoming governor to enable him to govern the state to expectations of all and sundry, stressing that there is need for citizens to work in line with government policies and directives as well as provide credible information where necessary and not criticise government unjustly.

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