Former CBN governor, Charles Soludo, has won the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship primary election held on Wednesday in Awka, the state capital.
Okay.ng understands that this is coming after a faction of APGA in Anambra suspended him from the party for anti-party activities.
However, Soludo emerged the flag bearer for APGA in a keenly contested primary election by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking after his declaration, Soludo said he welcomed the nomination of APGA to fly their banner in the Anambra governorship election scheduled to hold on November 6, 2021.
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“I accept your nomination in the November 6 governorship election. I am proud that I came from Anambra. I offer nothing but statement of gratitude, thank you for the mandate to fly our flag. I assure INEC that APGA is a law-abiding party.
“I salute the other aspirants. I salute you. This is the time to unite. We won the primary by over 80 percent, but let us come together. The coming election is consequential for the state. It will determine our match for progression of retrogression,” he said.
The former CBN governor hailed past governors of Anambra for transforming the state, but noted that Governor Willy Obiano had taken the state to the next level.
Soludo noted that there is no state government in Nigeria with comparable revenue like Anambra State that is doing well than the present administration, saying there is no need to change a winning team.
In his words: “We need continuity, consolidation and transformation, we need to build on what is on ground. We will unveil our campaign manifesto in August. I am a poor boy whom God has raised to serve. I have been decorated with over 200 awards.
“I believe it is now time for me to serve my people. I have decided to give back to the people. Opinion polls showed that members of other political parties said they would support Soludo if he emerged APGA candidate.”