Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 15 October 2019 | 784 times
Some support groups in Anambra State have called on former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, to contest the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State saying that he wields the capacity to move the state to greater heights.
According to one of the self sponsored groups, Soludo Support Group (SSG), it said they were brainstorming on how best to convince him to run for the number one position in the state.
Giving an insight about SSG, the National Coordinator of the group, Hon. Chinedu Nwoye, said: “SSG is made up of volunteers who are working independently to ensure that Prof. Soludo accepts the call to run for and become the governor of Anambra State in order to continue from Governor Willie Obiano.
“Soludo has been told of the group’s mandate but he said he will think about it. We know that the next election is nearly two years away. But we can’t wait anymore. We know that Soludo has all it takes to transform Anambra to a better state if he becomes governor after Willie Obiano who is doing very well.”
He explained that the group is not starting campaigns yet but were only mobilising to see that Prof. Soludo is pressurised to answer the call of Anambra people to come and serve the state the way he did for Nigeria.
Nwoye added: “This is a self sponsored group. Therefore every local government and ward coordinator should know that the call is for sacrifice both of your time and resources for the good of Anambra State.”
Soludo however has dissociated himself from governorship campaign posters published on social media indicating that he is in the race for the 2021 governorship contest in Anambra State.
In a statement by Soludo’s publicist, Joe C Anatune, said that the former CBN chief has no hand in the posters, and has not made up his mind on whether he will contest the election coming up in November 2021 or not.
The statement partly reads: “We have noticed the flooding of some social media platforms with different campaign posters of Prof Chukwuma Soludo for the Anambra 2021 governorship election.
“We want to categorically state that Soludo has no knowledge of the people behind the posters nor has he authorised such. He has not declared any intention to run for the said office.
“We are however aware of the clamour by many interest groups within and outside Anambra State urging him to make himself available for the office. While he appreciates the open display of solidarity by the various interest and support groups, it is on record that he is yet to make any formal declaration of his intention.
“For now, Prof Soludo is focused on contributing his quota to improving the economic condition of Nigeria in his new appointment as member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council and is encouraged by the groundswell of goodwill wishes and prayers by Nigerians.”
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