The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, faithful in Ihiala Local Government Area, have endorsed Professor Chukwuma Soludo to become the party’s flag bearer, as the party goes into primary election towards the end of this month.
The party faithful made the endorsement when the former Central Bank Governor visited the people of the Council Area.
The event which witnessed massive turnout of party members attracted Government officials as well as traditional rulers of various communities in the Local Government.
In his opening remarks, the Transition Committee Chairman of Ihiala Local Government Area, Sir Jude Obi, eulogised Professor Soludo for his land mark achievements in the banking sector and assured him of the Local Government’s support.
The State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, who is an indigene of Ihiala, described Professor Soludo as a man of humility, expressing optimism that he is going to consolidate on Governor Willie Obiano’s achievements and turn around the economic fortunes of Anambra State if given the opportunity.
For the Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Honourable Pascal Agbodike, they decided to endorse Professor Soludo based on the remarkable role he played in the upliftment of the Nigeria’s economy through his wealth of experience, when he was the CBN Governor and commended the Royal fathers of Ihiala council area for their blessings and support to Professor Soludo.
In their separate speeches, the Ihiala local government APGA Chairman, Mr Gozie Chukwu, the Deputy National Coordinator, Soludo Support Group, Mr Barth Awugosi and the Chairman All Soludo Support Group, Mr Chinedu Nwoye, expressed optimism that Professor Soludo if given the mandate will transform Anambra State.
In his response, Professor Soludo who expressed joy at the massive turnout of party faithful, said the aim of his visit was to consult and solicit support of the party delegates.
He assured the people of the area that he will consolidate on Governor Obiano’s achievement if elected and made it clear that November sixth governorship election will determine the survival of the party in Anambra State.