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Be wary of greedy politicians, PSC ex-boss warns Soludo

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
18 November 2021   |   12:53 am
Former Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke, has warned Anambra State governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to be wary of greedy and rapacious politicians

[FILES] Soludo. Photo/FACEBOOK/ProfCharlesSoludo

Links IPOB agitation to injustice

Former Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke, has warned Anambra State governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to be wary of greedy and rapacious politicians lurking around to distract his administration.

Okeke, who spoke while fielding questions from newsmen in his country-home, Amichi in Nnewi South Local Council of the state, yesterday, advised Soludo not to listen to such politicians hovering around and telling him to share the money from state’ coffers.

He urged that Soludo should learn from former governors that refused to listen to avaricious politicians, who according to him, masquerade as godfathers.

According to him, citizens of Anambra hold Soludo in very high esteem, and that was why he received massive support during the governorship election.

Okeke, while urging the governor-elect not to betray the confidence reposed in him, said: “My advice to Soludo is that he should avoid greedy and avaricious politicians. Such people can frustrate any administration. They are capable of stopping any government from fulfilling election promises to the people.”

“He promised that he has the international connection that would make the light of the state shine better, and to leave the state better than it is presently. We all believed him because of the legacy he left at the banking sector when he was governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).”

Commenting on the 2023 Igbo Presidency, Okeke insisted that Ndigbo of the South-East extraction have sound materials for president, and urged Nigerians to give the zone the opportunity to serve the country in that capacity.

“The South-East region has people, who if given the opportunity to become president, can turn the fortunes of the country around. Therefore, continued deprivation of the region the opportunity to produce president does not, in any way, show justice, equity and fair-play”, he noted.

The former PSC boss urged the Federal Government to address injustice, which he said, led to agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), adding: “I will advise the Nigerian government to address injustice.

“Agitations by IPOB arise from marginalisation, inequality and lack of level playing ground for all to operate. Where there is no justice, agitations will continue to reign. I believe strongly that if there is equity, agitations will die down.”