Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and frontline governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Charles Soludo, will, today formally declare his interest in the Anambra gubernatorial election slated for February 6, 2010.
According to a release signed by the Director-General, Soludo Campaign Organisation, Chief Agunwa Anaekwe, and made available to THISDAY yesterday, Soludo will officially unveil his plans and programmes for Anambra State, at a rally in Awka.
“The time has come to make Anambra a better place and no other person has the track record of Chukwuma Soludo. He will be taking the first step by making his intention known to Ndi Anambra come Tuesday, September 22, 2009,” the statement read in part.
Anaekwe urged all Anambra people to take the advantage of the public holiday and troop out en masse to support and encourage Soludo in his bid to pick the PDP’s flag to the election.
He said Soludo is determined, experienced and has the candour as well as the temperament that will take Anambra to the next level.
On why it took so long for Soludo to announce his interest after denying many reports, Anaekwe said as at that time, Soludo was still making consultations with the Anambra people and various interest groups who have been urging him to join the race.
“A whole lot of people, including artisans, traders, politicians, business people and civil servants were unanimous in their appeal to him to come and become Anambra State governor come 2010. Soludo is only fulfilling their wishes,” he said.
Soludo will be slugging it out at the PDP primaries slated for October 2, 2009, with 30 others who scaled the screening exercise conducted in Enugu.
Source : This day