From Joe C. Anatune
His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano, has proven that a good anvil does not fear the hammer, to the admiration of his fans and chagrin of his foes. He is the anvil for the next triumph of APGA. Cee Cee Soludo is the ace. Believe me.
We have been pounding the landscape of Anambra State, spreading the good news from Soludo. Obviously, all indicators point to a well deserved and sweet APGA victory in the November 6, 2021 governorship election on the above permutation.
The party will be going into the election with a very remarkable and impressive track record of performance in the past 16 years, since it wrestled power from the buccaneers, who viciously held the state to the ground and who are today, prancing around to take the people back to Egypt. The people have moved on. Bad luck!
Even without the alluring legacy projects of Governor Willie Obiano, the stability the governor has brought to bear in the socio-economic life of the people of the state, through his yet unsurpassed security arrangements is both profound and fundamental.
The state’s economy has been boosted by inflow of funds, resulting from the rapidly increasing number of Ndi Anambra who return home every day, due to the peace and safety the state has been enjoying in the past seven years.
Everywhere you go, you can’t but notice the growing and booming night markets or if you prefer, the night economy. These among other factors account for the rising prosperity you see in the state, notwithstanding that the country has experienced two recessions within the time frame.
Now, imagine Anambra in full glories, after the unraveling of the legacy projects of Governor Willie Obiano? Ndi Anambra are conscious of this and this supports our earlier assertion that they will gladly line up behind APGA, to continue with the good works. But alas, Obiano’s tenure is grinding to a glorious end. So where do we go from here? Who will go for APGA and for Anambra?
The good and cheering news is that Ndi Anambra in APGA and across demographics and party divides have found the answer in a man who knows how to firm things up and how to consolidate or build on existing structures to upscale the happiness of the generality of the people. Happiness, indeed, is the ultimate manifestation of development. When Cee Cee Soludo changed the banking industry for good, he brought happiness to the operators, employees, customers and other stakeholders of that industry. His numerous social investment programmes in education, health and human empowerment have continued to imbue hope and happiness in all the beneficiaries. After all, making Anambra the happiest Smart Megacity in Africa is a part of his vision.
As a corollary to the foregoing, Soludo is best suited in the prevailing circumstances to lead Anambra after Obiano to meet the expectations of his party and the generality of Ndi Anambra. Luckily, he is not just the man of the people, he is the people’s Choice that will bring happiness to them. He is the ace, while Obiano is the anvil.
Anatune writes from Awa in Orumba North Local Government Area, Anambra State