Anambra 2021: Governor Obiano endorses Soludo
By Chukwuka Ugokwe, Awka
The former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Victor Umeh, says Governor Willie Obiano has endorsed Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) for the November 6, 2021, gubernatorial polls.
He revealed that the governor’s endorsement was the outcome of a private meeting he held with him recently on the choice of a candidate for the party in the forthcoming primaries scheduled to hold on 23rd June 2021.
Sen Ume added that what people had been insinuating on the position of the governor has been put to rest, noting that other aspirants should respect the governor’s decision.
He said he is supporting the candidacy of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, because Governor Willie Obiano, has endorsed him to fly the party ticket.
Sen Umeh, made this disclosure when he hosted Prof. Soludo and his campaign team at his Aguluzigbo country home, in Anaocha local government area of the state,
“Governor Obiano called me and told me to inform all party members in the state including delegates for the Party’s Primaries to back the candidacy of Soludo if APGA must continue in Anambra state.
“So, I urge members to support the wish of the governor, Umeh appealed.
“Besides the governor calls, I personally have the love for Soludo, since his journey into Anambra politics. He was to be the next governor after Mr Peter Obi, in 2013, but because APGA believes in equity, fairness and justice, the governorship slot was zoned to Anambra North that produce Chief Willie Obiano, through my effort as the National Chairman of the party then.
“Now that the party has zoned the ticket to Anambra South, where he comes from, I appeal to all card carrying members of APGA to support and ensure that he wins the November 6, governorship election.
“As a political veteran, who has been in the system for more than 20 years, I think at this point, I should know whom the governorship cap fit in the state.
“I am with my supporters for Soludo. There is nobody language in this action.” Sen Umeh said.
He assured Prof Soludo that the majority of APGA leaders are strongly behind him to emerge as the flag bearer of the party.
Prof. Soludo, in his speech, appreciated Senator Umeh and his supporters for their support and pledged to carry all party members along in his administration if allowed to govern the state, come March 17th, 2022.
Other APGA Chieftains who also endorsed Prof Soludo for the number one seat during the event, include; the Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Uche Okafor, Chief Jude Emecheta, Hon Dozie Nwankwo, Hon Anayo Nebe, among others.