“APGA Will Work With Tinubu’s Govt To Sustain Peace, Unity In Nigeria” — Soludo

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo has stated that the All Progressives Grand Alliance will work with the administration of President Bola Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress.

He noted that the party has always been with any ruling party at the centre since its creation in 2002 and the present government of Tinubu would not be an exception.

Governor Soludo stated this during the official commission of APGA Regional Headquarters in Awka, on Tuesday, amidst resident’s partial compliance with IPOB sit-at-home order to commemorate the Biafra day.

The governor also reacted to the rumours making the rounds that he was stopped by security operatives from entering the state box during the inauguration of the President in Abuja, on Monday.

He, therefore, berated those who peddled the rumours of him being sent out, clarifying that he was approaching the VIP box, but was rather stopped and redirected to the VVIP box.

He said, “I tell our people that elections have come and gone and APGA did not go to the tribunal even though we had a Presidential candidate because APGA has always worked with the government or party at the centre and it has always collaborated with the party at the centre.

“When it was the Peoples Democratic Party, APGA collaborated with the party and government at the centre and we as it were, did not field any candidate because APGA worked with the party at the centre.

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“We have not reviewed that position and if we will, that would be in future, but for now, we shall work and collaborate with the party and government at the centre and that was what we met and what was written and even when our brother, Mr Peter Obi was governor, the party collaborated with the PDP and it has not changed and that was what we met in APGA.”
“We were at the Eagle Square, venue of the inauguration in Abuja. The sitting arrangements at the right where the VIPs were and we went there and they told us that we have a sitting arrangement and they directed us to where we were supposed to stay, which was even VVIP.
“So we left there and went along with the CBN governor, the governors, the Dangotes and Ooni of Ife only for me to get out of the square and heard that Soludo was bounced off the VIP and asked to go and stay with the masses.”

Soludo explained that if he was aware that such a rumour would creep in, he would have comfortably gone to where the masses sat, because APGA is party of the masses.

“Actually if I knew that it was what was going to happen, I would have preferred to stay with the masses and that is where I belong. I am for the masses, and to demonstrate that what happened on that day is a thing of the masses.

“It is the masses because my party is the party of the masses not, party for the rich and big people but party of the common people and if they don’t talk about Soludo, who would they talk about?,” he added.