Soludo dismisses alleged ‘disrespect’ at Tinubu inauguaration, pledges to work with APC
Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has promised that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as a party would work with the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Soludo while speaking at the inauguration of the Regional Headquarters of the APGA in Awka, Anambra State on Wednesday stated APGA’s policy of supporting the government at the centre even if it is an opposition party.
He said the policy has not changed, adding that it is the policy that he inherited from the past leaders of the APGA party.
“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 center and it has always collaborated with the party at the center,” he said.
“When it was the PDP, APGA collaborated with the party and government at the center and we as it were did not field any candidate because APGA worked with the party at the center.
“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 center 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,” Soludo said.
He dismissed the rumoured ‘disrespect’ to him while attending the inauguration of President Tinubu on Monday.
Soludo was alleged to have been stopped by the Department of State Security (DSS) operatives from entering the state box during Tinubu’s inauguration in Abuja.
“We were at the Eagle Square, venue of the inauguration in Abuja. The sitting arrangements were 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,” Soludo said.
“So, we left there and went along with the CBN governor, the governors, the Dangotes and Oni of Ife only for me to get out of the square and hear that Soludo was bounced off the VIP and asked to go and stay with the masses.”
Soludo said if he was aware that such a rumour would be carried, he would have comfortably gone to where the masses sat, because APGA was a party for the masses.