By Nna Anulumadu
As Anambra gubernatorial election draws near, Ndi Anambra and others residing in the state under the umbrella of Soludo Support Group (SSG) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 donated the sum of 10 million naira to the front line gubernatorial aspirant Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo for purchase of APGA’s nomination and expression of interest form.
The event which took place at Prof Dora Akuynili Women Development Center Awka witnessed the presence of the representatives of the support group from 21 local government councils of the state .
In his speech shorty before the presentation of the cheque to Prof Soludo, the convener / national coordinator SSG Hon. Chiedu Nwoye stated that the donation is a sincere demonstration of the heart desires of Ndi Anambra to have Soludo as the next governor of the state. He made it clear that the members collectively tasked themselves to assemble the money, explaining that the ultimate goal is to secure brighter future for our children and for ourselves through good governance Soludo will provide. He described Soludo as a down to earth mam who will carry everybody along irrespective of your class.
Sir Peter Ibida who chaired the event in his remarks described Soludo as world class economist, an institution and enigma who will not only manage the resources of the state perfectly but will make a great difference in his administration. ” He did wonderfully well when he served as Central Bank governor and the whole country can testify till today how he tranformed that sector. Nigerian government saw the stuff he was made of right from the time he was a special adviser to former president Obasanjo. This time we are fortunate and privileged to cue behind him.
Prof Chukwuma Soludo in a speech while receiving the cheque
said he was speechless over the gesture, describing it as demonstration of unflinching commitment to ensure a good governor is produced in his person.
He disclosed that initially when the support group started two years, asking him to run for govership post, it was like a joke but today the sacrifices they have made already is huge and amazing. ” It was just in February this year that I was moved by the spirit to give a thought to the numerous calls, demanding me to join the race. Since people have said so I believe God has approved it.
I have never seen such a thing before in Nigeria where so many support groups numbering over 25 are springing up, believing in one mission, in one man, sponsoring themselves in order to give our dear state Anambra a good governor and governance. Without mincing words, members of these support groups are Soludo’s apostles who are propagating the good message of Soludo Solution to the nooks and crannies of the state and beyond. By this singular act you have began a new revolution in Anambra politics. Who I am. On this note, I am humbled to say Anambrarians here I am send me”.
The aspirant later promised to turn Anambra into an Ireland of prosperity when he becomes the next governor “Our children will no longer have hunger to move out of the state in search of greener pasture while people from other states and countries will have no choice than to come to our state to invest”, he added