Those leaving All Progressives Grand Alliance for the Labour Party will labour in vain, the governor of Anambra State said weekend.
Professor Charles Soludo stated this during APGA stakeholders’ meeting at the Government House, Awka. According to him, APGA remains the most formidable party in the state.
In his words, “It is sad that the people that left had to leave. Why would one leave a party he had laboured to build? It is not good to labour in vain.
“However, they are not contesting elections. The election in Anambra is between APGA and other political parties. APGA remains the third in Nigeria as the country inches closer to the 2023 general elections.
“Elections are not done on WhatsApp or the Internet. You have to be on ground. APGA is on ground here and everywhere. How can a party that does not have a councillor want to compete with us?
“We are strong and we are growing stronger. We stand a real chance in Abia. We will compete in all places vigorously. We shall campaign when it starts, and by the time we enter January next year, we will know those that are still contesting.
“Our victory will be resounding this time, but we will not take anything for granted. Anambra people will see.”
Our correspondent reports that the likes of Chief Victor Umeh, APGA’s former national chairman, and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, are among prominent faithful of APGA that ditched the party.