Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has declared his intention to run for the governorship of Anambra in the November 6 poll.
Recall that Soludo would be running on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Declaring his ambition on Thursday in Awka, he said he had been a party man since 2013 and would be better, if APGA offered him the ticket. He promised to achieve victory for the party, hoping to leverage his international connections to transform the State, saying that having served the global community, he was now poised to serve and develop Anambra.
The governorship aspirant took time to assess the present governor Willie Obiano’s administration in Anambra and described him as one of the best in the country.
He said that Anambra had experienced steady prosperity under APGA, rating the governor high, in terms of infrastructure development and regular payment of workers’ salaries in the face of dwindling finances. “Anambra is doing well under Obiano and my mission is to continue and complete all the legacy projects of the governor”, he stated.
The House of Representatives member Chinedu Obidigwe, representing Anambra-East and West federal constituency, thanked Soludo for accepting the call to join the governorship race and promised his unalloyed support to him.
Obidigwe said Soludo had paid his dues as a party man and a technocrat and called on APGA to allow him to fly its flag as a sure way to victory.
The event was attended by APGA chieftains in the state, including the state Chairman, Chief Nobert Obi.