Prof Charles Soludo, Anambra State governor, has again threatened that there must be consequences for communities and people of the state who neither supported nor voted for candidates of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Saturday March 18 State House Assembly election in the state.
In a one minute, 53 seconds video currently circulating on social media, the governor, standing in front of the Government House where he spoke with some of his cabinet members, alluded to the time of the Premier of Eastern Nigeria during the First Republic, Michael Iheonukara Okpara popularly known as MI Okpara, on how he allegedly denied developmental projects from some parts of the Eastern region to those who did not support his political party – the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC).
“Let me tell you, MI Okpara, MI Power, the story is that the NCNC (National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) later changed to the National Convention of Nigerian Citizens), was laying pipes everywhere and after voting, it happened that Inyi did not vote for the NCNC, he went back and took all the pipes laid at Inyi,” he said.
“Yes, he said that if you want this, it is NCNC that brought it. Before we finish giving people who voted and supported us, if money still remains, then we can look towards those who did not support us. So, there must be consequences and there must be rewards.”
Recall that before the Saturday election, Governor Soludo had threatened to frustrate any member of opposition political parties in the state who emerged a winner in the State House of Assembly election.
The governor had issued the threat while addressing members and supporters of APGA in the state where he asked the people of the state to cast their votes for APGA candidates.