ByÂ Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”THE leadership tussle in Anambra Stateâ€™ Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, appears to have taken a clannish dimension, as leaders of thought in Agulu community, the home town of Professor Dora Akunyili, Minister of Information and Communications, have warnedÂ the gubernatorial candidate of PDP in the February 6 governorship election in the state, Professor Chukwuma Soludo to leave their daughter alone or be prepared for a showdown.
The eldersâ€™ reaction is a direct response to the alleged attack on the Minister during the stakeholders meeting of the state chapter of the party she hosted recently in the state capital, during which some thugs hauled dangerous weapons, including stones, pure water sachets, amongst others at her, when she wanted to enter her vehicle after the meeting.
A prominent Agulu indigene, Chief Ben Obi, who briefed newsmen in Awka, after their meeting said that the elders of the town expressed anger over the manner Soludo had allegedly tried to make their wife, a scapegoat after the election, adding that it was unfair to insinuate that she was instrumental to his defeat.
According to Obi, rather than accept the reality that his defeat was the consequence of his inability to read the hand-writing on the wall, Soludo prefers to chase shadow by blaming Akunyili for his failure in the election.
He said that Soludo ought to have known that Anambra people have become wiser and would no longer succumb to the antics of political desperados, who always run to external political forces to foist themselves on the state.