Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has issued a stern call to Governor Chukwuma Soludo to refrain from attacking critics of his administration and to be more accountable to the public.
This request was made in a press statement released by the PDP’s spokesman in Anambra, Uloka Chibuike, on Tuesday.
Chibuike expressed concerns about the persistent verbal confrontations between the Soludo administration and its critics, asserting that such behavior portrayed the government as “adrift and marooned.”
In the statement, Chibuike emphasized that Governor Soludo, as a public official, should anticipate and respond to the demands for accountability from the citizens he serves.
He urged the governor to remember that the Anambra State Government House is not his private business, and therefore, he should refrain from launching personal attacks against those who express dissenting opinions.
Chibuike’s statement read, “The recent attacks by the Press Secretary and other senior aides of the governor against critics of his administration, policies, and supposed accomplishments, which can only be described as minimal or next to nothing compared to what was promised, portray him as someone who is struggling, unpopular, and has no substantial scorecard.”
He further added, “The continuous verbal assaults against critics and commentators suggest that the current government is adrift and marooned.
commentators are not adversaries of the government, but rather, citizens who want to see the government keep their promises and make suggestions on how the government might improve. It is unacceptable for Soludo to become defensive and resort to verbal onslaught when reminded that there is little evidence on the ground to justify his 19 months in office.”