Soludo: Insecurity in Anambra politically motivated, Uba’s family began kidnapping in the state


Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA for the November 6 Anambra Gubernatorial Election has said that the spate of insecurity ravaging the state is politically motivated.

He state this during the gubernatorial debate organized by Arise TV on Monday.

Soludo noted that those creating the insecurity are hoping to reap out of the voter’s apathy that will arise from the security.

According to him, after the election, the state might likely see a return to normalcy.

While speaking on the same matter, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Andy Uba said the insecurity has persisted because Governor Willy Obiano has refused to engage the actors.

He added that Obiano as the chief security officer of the state should have engaged those responsible to bring about normalcy.

He recalled that when he was about to run for election in 2007, he went and visited the leader of the Movement for the Survival of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Ralph Uwazurike in prison and reached a compromise and election held without violence.

He berated Obiano for his refusal to engage the perpetrators of the insecurity.

Uba added that the problems are poverty and lack of employment.

He chastised Soludo for blaming him for the violence, adding that he was not a violent person, adding that the moment the election was over , and his party declared the winner, the violence will end.

In a rejoinder, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said that Uba’s family brought kidnapping to Anambra.

He said insecurity began with the PDP government when Andy Uba’s brother, Chris orchestrated the abduction of the then sitting governor and current minister of commerce, Chris Ngige.

On his part, Valentine Ozigbo, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said both APC and APGA should shift away from casting blames to accepting responsibility.

He said that both parties have failed Nigerians and the state.

Ozigbo said claims by Soludo that economy was growing in the state until recent times was false, saying nothing has worked in a long while.