Former CBN Governor, Soludo, Declares to Become Anambra Governor
Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has declared that he would participate in the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He made the declaration on Thursday before the Norbert Obi-led party executive at the state headquarters in Awka, saying he would would win in a free and fair contest.
Past and present federal and state legislators, including the Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Dr. Paschal Agbodike, and Dr. Alex Ekwueme’s widow, Chief Ifeoma Ekwueme, were among those present.
The Chairman of Anambra Vision 2070 Committee pointed out that Governor Willie Obiano had done well and needed somebody in the system with him to succeed him and consolidate on his accomplishments.
Obiano himself was not at the declaration ceremony, neither was his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke; and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwudobelu.
Soludo argued that he had been a party man since 2013 and promised to achieve victory for the party, hoping to leverage his international connections to transform the state.
He said that having served the global community, he was now poised to serve and develop Anambra.
While commending the state governor, Soludo said “In 2010, Federal Bureau of Statistics conducted a survey and said the poverty rate in Anambra was 53 per cent.
”In 2020, it conducted another survey and said poverty rate had gone down to 14.7 per cent, what else can you use to measure good governance.
“Anambra is doing well under Obiano and my mission is to continue and complete all the legacy projects of the governor.”