APGA in Disarray Over Soludo’s List of Transition Chairmen

June 20, 2024

The ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is in disarray, following the release of transition committee chairmen for the 21 local government areas by Governor Chukwuma Soludo.

The party members said Soludo picked his cronies, in-laws and relations, leaving out the real party members.

One of the APGA chieftains, who pleaded not to be mentioned, said all his appointments in the state had been like that.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that Soludo assured of conducting local government elections, but had come up with transition committees.

They accused Soludo of insensitivity, adding that he had denied the grassroots the opportunity of enjoying democracy dividends, noting that he had toed the line of his predecessors

Soludo’s idea of transition committee had been widely criticised by residents who feel betrayed by the governor’s decision.

Chief George Okoye, a one-time presidential aspirant on the platform of APGA and former lawmaker, in Njikoka Local Government Area, described the governor’s action as “impunity.”

Okoye said: “Governor Soludo’s appointment of TC Chairmen is a betrayal of his campaign promise to conduct local government elections.

“Many residents who voted for him feel let down by this decision, which they believe is a clear departure from his earlier commitment.

“We demand an explanation from the governor for this decision to appoint TC Chairmen instead of conducting elections. We want to know why he has departed from his earlier promise and what informed his decision.

“We are calling on all stakeholders to join in this protest in the quest for democratic governance at the local government level.”

Soludo on Wednesday sent the names of 21 local government transition committee (TC) chairmen to Anambra Assembly for consideration.