As the buildup to the 2021 governorship election in Anambra state gathers momentum, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has been declared as the preferred candidate by the majority of the people of the state.
The Caretaker Committee chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Comrade Arinze Awogu, who made this declaration, gave several reasons why the Soludo will fly the flag of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and eventually win the general election.
In an interview he granted a local tabloid which ALSC is following, the local government caretaker committee chairman said from interactions, observations and studies carried out in the State, Amanbra people have more confidence in Soludo than other aspirants.
He said Anambra State needs a strong-minded and knowledgeable person that will carry on after the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano in order to consolidate the massive gains being recorded across the state currently, adding that most people believe Soludo is the right person to achieve that.
Arinze said that among those angling to take over from Governor Obiano ” Soludo is the most preferred as he is the most qualified and most likeable of all the aspirants.
“Soludo is the rightful candidate. He has paid his dues,” Arinze said, and dismissed those who oppose the former CBN governor, saying that the faulty end of Nigeria politics is that immediately once a quality and sellable personality declares interest to run for an office, all manner of characters would emerge to oppose him the person, as part of the pull-down syndrome denying the nation good leadership.
He said-“But you see Soludo has paid his dues. He has successfully ran Nigeria’s Central Bank. He brought solidity to our financial system and ever since then, Soludo has been working for the good of his country’s economic and financial sector stability.”
According to him-”Prof. Soludo is one in a million. I am sure our Governor wants another of his kind to take over the leadership of the State to sustain the machinery of Government after him.”
He said Soludo has not only been contributing to the economy of Nigeria but also of the world, stating that if he brings these qualities to the State, Anambra will be better for it