Executive members of the Transport Union in Anambra have unanimously endorsed the former Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Chukwuma Soludo for the 2021 Governorship election in Anambra state.
The Union comprised the Association of commercial motorcycle, Tricycle operators, bus and shuttle drivers operating in Anambra state.
The Association also endorse the State Commissioners for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Hon. Uchenna Okafor, as the Deputy Governor to Soludo.
The endorsement which took place at the APGA Secretariat, Awka, witnessed the heavy presence of the members.
Speaking, the State Chairman of Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN), Comrade Sylvester Obiora, said that the cardinal function of government is to create an enabling environment for people to pursue their dreams and aspirations.
Mr Obiorah recalled that Soludo recorded Excellence during his tenure at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
He said the endorsement of Hon. Okafor, as deputy, was because of his managerial skill in settling disputes, especially the long-aged challenges in the transport industry.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Park Managers’ Association of Anambra state, Chief Albert Ibekwe Okechukwu, explained that the endorsement was in appreciation to Gov Willie Obiano for all he has done to make their businesses safe and secure in the state, especially, Onitsha.
Okechukwu vowed that nobody would question the Association political position in the state.
“The 2017 governorship election that returned Obiano for his second term in office, was our making. He called for our service and we delivered 21/21 for him.
So, we are here again to also inform the party that, we are ready to deliver Soludo and Uche Okafor as the next governor and deputy governor of Anambra state respectively”, Okechukwu stated.
He stressed the need for the citizenry to support the ongoing transformation that the State is witnessing under the present administration of Obiano.
Receiving the delegation, the State Chairman of APGA, Sir. Norbert Obi, thanked the transporters for the endorsement.
He reminded them that it is only the candidate and the party executive that can select who emerged as deputy, shortly after the party’s Primaries and not by endorsement.
He also urged them to be observant to ensure that criminals do not hide under their platform to perpetuate crime, assuring them that as long as they remain law-abiding and remain party loyalists, that Obiano’s administration will not entertain any call for their proscription but will continue to support them in their operations.