By Christian ABURIME
Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, again received a rousing welcome from over 5,000 APGA party faithfuls in Nnewi South LGA on Sunday, June 13, 2021 led by Hon Chieloka Henry Okoye, Nnewi South LGA Transition Chairman and Hon Sonny Ozobialu, (Mmirimalugo), member representing Nnewi South 1, Anambra State House of Assembly in continuation of his tour to LGAs and Wards across Anambra State
While welcoming Cee Cee Soludo to the grand event, Hon Azubuike Osuchukwu, APGA Nnewi South Chairman described Soludo as a faithful and committed party man who has contributed immensely to the growth of APGA party in the state. He stated that Cee Cee Soludo’s governorship project is a divine project which nobody can stop. He assured Soludo of full support in the upcoming primaries and the main governorship election from the Nnewi political zone
The former Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon (Barr) Rita Maduagwu in her speech said she was fully confident that Soludo will emerge as the APGA party governorship flagbearer. She added that Nnewi political zone will come out en mass to support him at the main governorship election billed for November 6, 2021
Speaking in the same vein, Hon Sonny Ozobialu, (Mmirimalugo), member representing Nnewi South 1 at the Anambra State House of Assembly, assured Cee Cee Soludo of the unflinching support from the zone, adding that Soludo remains the most qualified and better experienced aspirant to succeed Governor Willie Obiano.
The Transition Chairman of Nnewi South LGA, Hon Chieloka Henry Okoye, welcomed Soludo warmly to the occasion. He said Cee Cee Soludo is the most qualified candidate among the other aspirants adding that a vote for Soludo is a vote for progress
” A vote for Soludo is a vote for progress. What we are doing today by endorsing and giving our support to Soludo is for the future of our children as well as to secure Anambra state” Hon Okoye said
He further stated that APGA has raised the bar of governance in the state and failure to field a competent and experienced technocrat like Cee Cee Soludo will not augur well for the state. He therefore assured Soludo of the full support of the LGA and all the 20 wards who were also ably represented by the executives at the event
In his response, Cee Cee thanked his host and all the dignitaries and party faithfuls for the warm reception.
Cee Cee Soludo, again, gave a brief account of his illustrious career as a global consultant including his stewardship as a public servant who has paid his dues creditably well. He told the party faithfuls that having served the world and the nation, it was time to come home to serve his people.
He said in recognition of his service to the country as CBN Governor the London Financial Times and Euro Financial News for three consecutive years named him as the best Central Bank Governor of the world. He said the nation in a show of gratitude conferred on him the third highest award in the country, Commander of the Federal Republic, (CFR)
He reiterated that his 6 years in government at the Federal level brought unprecedented economic growth in the country.
He told the audience that the banking consolidation exercise he embarked on stabilized and solidified the banks creating massive wealth for investors to take advantage of. He added the exercise also created more than 12.8 million jobs across the federation.
Cee Cee Soludo said Anambra is the promised Land where people all over the world can come for business, work, invest, enjoy and live comfortably. He stated that any child born in Anambra State can live and attain his or her full potentials in the state without having to go to Lagos or Abuja to seek greener pastures.
He described APGA as the party for the Igbo man and called on all Ndigbo to support the party. He also promised to make the party a cooperative movement that can benefit individual member directly.
He praised Governor Willie Obiano’s exceptional performance in infrastructural development in the state and promised to consolidate on it if elected governor of the state
He, again, thanked his host, all the dignitaries and Supporters for the grand reception accorded him and promised not to disappoint them when he eventually becomes the governor of the state
Other guests at the occasion aside from those already mentioned include: Hon Ossy Anyaegbu, former LGA Chairman Nnewi South; Hon Felix Odumegwu, former TC Chairman Nnewi South; Hon Ben Nwankwo, former Federal Rep member; Hon Iruba Kingsley Chukwuma, former House Member representing Nnewi South 1; Hon ( Barr) Ifeanyi Ezegamba, SA on Legal Matters to the Governor; Chief Van George Ezeogidi, Zonal Coordinator of SSG Anambra South; Mr Sunday Okafor, Deputy Nnewi South LGA Chairman; Prince Adolphus Umeaniba, LGA Secretary for Nnewi South; Hon Amaka Okoli, Deputy Woman leader Anambra state; Traditional Rulers, different Soludo Support Groups, Associations and many more!