A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra, Chima Christian on Friday said the party would play a strong opposition by keeping the governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on his toes.
He said as the March 17 inauguration of Anambra’s governor-elect draws close, Soludo could not afford to fail or disappoint the people whose expectations are high.
He said, “We are at a time when the confidence of the masses on the political leadership of the southeast is at an all-time low.
“The whole of the Southeast, not just Anambra, suffers from pervasive voter apathy, rooted in a deep-seated feeling that the collective aspiration of our people for a better life can no longer be achieved through the political process.
“Soludo is brilliant and eloquent, especially through his utterances since he was declared governor-elect. This has raised a lot of hope that democracy can be given one more shot in the state.
“One could then imagine how tragic it will become if Soludo disappoints. That possible endpoint is frightening and if it happens, the Southeast will, no doubt, slide into possible anarchy.
“This is why Soludo, when he becomes the governor of Anambra State, cannot be allowed to fail,” he said.
Chima, an aspirant to the position of Publicity Secretary of the state chapter of the PDP in the upcoming party congresses, said he was running for the office as there was the need for a vibrant opposition in the state.
“Though partisan politicians, we are more mindful of the harm Soludo’s failure will do to the collective psyche and destiny of our people than the cheap political points that may accrue to our party on the account of his failure.
“The goal is not to provide toxic opposition but through robust engagement, Soludo will, at every turn, see Anambra PDP as a constant reminder of the enormous responsibility that has been placed on his shoulders.
“Soludo will also be reminded of the monumental consequences of him not doing the work expected of him,” he said.