Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has said that those are dreaming of winning the 2023 general elections in the Southeast under new parties apart from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will be disappointed.
Soludo, who described such politicians as jokers, stressed that those who joined the Labour Party (LP) like its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will just labour in vain in 2023.
,The Governor, who addressed APGA members at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area, wondered that a party without a councillor has nothing to offer, insisting that APGA remained the most formidable party in the State.
Some notable politicians in the State, including the former National chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, left the party to join LP to realize his senatorial ambition, after alleging that leaders of the party ganged up against him to make sure he did not pick the senatorial ticket.
Soludo said: “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, 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.”