Incensed by the wave of insecurity in Anambra State, Governor Chukwuma Soludo, on Monday, drew the battle line with the criminals, vowing that they have no hiding place.
Addressing the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) aspirants for the various elective positions in 2023 at the Governor’s Lodge, Awka, Soludo said government is working in close collaboration with security agencies to tackle the situation, assuring that peace and order will soon be restore to the State.
Decrying the killing of Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, the member representing Aguata Constituency II in the State House of Assembly, alongside his aide Cyril Chiegboka, the governor assured that the perpetrators of the dastardly act would be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said the security challenges confronting the State are being “perpetrated by criminals who have now engaged in kidnapping, killing and other manner of criminalities as a lucrative enterprise, a departure from any form of political agitations”.
The governor expressed gratitude to the APGA members for their support during his gubernatorial campaign and congratulated them for successfully participating in and passing through the screening exercise of the party.
While stating that APGA as political party remains one big family, Soludo also expressed optimism that the party would win convincingly at the forthcoming elections at the State House of Assembly, House of Representatives and the Senate elections.
He informed them that he would help build APGA as a strong political party founded on the strong philosophy of true federalism and devolution of power, pointing out that those who used APGA as a mercenary platform to get into office would have to be patient when they return to the party until it gets to their turn again.
“There is need to build a political party of believers anchored on the concept of fidelity,” he added, and thanked them for volunteering to serve the good people of Anambra State.