Ex-Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has been endorsed by the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to fly the party’s flag ahead of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
According to a chieftain of the party who spoke in confidence to newsmen in Awka, he revealed that APGA decided to hand the ticket to Soludo because the party believes he is the only person who can win the election for the party.
The source also stated that the obstacle Soludo was facing in the hands of one of most powerful persons in the state had been cleared and the person had given the nod for him to sail with the party.
Although the source further revealed that the party had stopped all groups from campaigning for anyone as campaigns had not begun, he said some people were working underground for Soludo to carry the APGA flag.
The party’s State Chairman Norbert Obi said APGA was making sure that it followed the party’s guidelines. In addition, he disclosed that three persons had shown interest in the governorship ticket, including Soludo, and by January, things will become clearer.
The other aspirants, according to Obi, are Sir Damian Okolo, from Nnewi and Sullivan Nwankpo, from Okija
His words: “APGA has not chosen anybody; never mind the rumour-mongers. People have interest in representing the party, but we should exercise patience till early next year. I hope other names will still emerge.
“APGA is a solid party and a mass movement. Other political parties are just queuing behind it, as far as Anambra State is concerned. We don’t believe in noise-making. All I want to say is that we are ready for the election.”