He came with huge expectations. Many thought he has the magic wand to make Anambra state a dream land. He was seen as the best of what ndi Anambra needed at the moment.
But so far, the man seems to be struggling. When he was sworn-in, he moved with a speed that we thought he had plans to tackle the challenges immediately.
When he went to Okpoko, we were thinking that he already had an urban renewal strategic development report of Okpoko and that by now, he would have turned the slum into a liveable neighborhood with all critical amenities provided. But up till now, Okpoko remains what it is, nothing is going on in Okpoko.
Prof Soludo again gave hope that he would dislodge the criminals that have taken over the forests in the state. These criminals creat fear, cause pains, maim, kill, rape and kidnap our people. When he declared to take them out, we all rejoiced. But presently, the criminals are having field days operating freely. Our people are fleeing their communities. The insecurity escalated and no one sleeps closing his eyes. On security he has scored zero.
On the wastes and refuse dumps that took over the state. The state Commissioner for Environment is actually working hard. But their efforts are not seen. Onitsha and Awka, the two pilot cities still witness heaps of refuses at major points. Their approach is not working.
We can also say same on the war against touting. The agberos in Onitsha are still operating against the governors directive.
All the four major agenda he set out to achieve the moment he was sworn in on March 17, are worsening on daily basis.
Okpoko, Unknown gunmen, Agberos and refuse disposal management are his 4 major immediate agenda. Presently, the man is struggling, nothing to show.
I don’t want to believe he is overrated. This is time to translate his beautiful grammar into action. Let the theories be seen on ground. All his beautiful speeches are still on paper. Nothing to commend so far.
By: Victor Eneh