The Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Chukwuma Soludo says he led 12- prominent Igbos to Abuja, for the release of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2017.
Prof Soludo also noted that he would continue to protect the interest of Igbos in all their endeavours and incorporate them in his administration, especially in making public policies.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor said this while addressing APGA faithful during a political rally at Attani, Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State.
“Let me remind us that I have been championing the course of Igbos. In 2017, when Nnamdi Kanu was refused bail; I led 12-prominent personalities from Igboland to Kuje Prison, where we facilitated his release.
“I was the one that addressed journalists after the visit and a few days later, he was released. By that time, I did not know him.
“I am recalling this, because we need to form a formidable force that will negotiate the progress and status of Igbos in Nigeria.
“We need a platform, where Igbos will be in the forefront and not at the rear, and APGA is the platform.
“The welfare of the South East can be achieved through proper dialogue and negotiation and not by arms struggle and destruction of life and property,’’ Soludo stressed.
The candidate of APGA, said his party was striving for a high speed to development and the provision of basic infrastructures.
He, then, emphasised that APGA leadership under Gov. Willie Obiano had remained the best that had touched every sector of development.
Soludo promised to deploy his professionalism and political expertise in providing for the needs of the people, stressing that his urban renewal programme would commence simultaneously in the state.