2021 Guber APGA Ticket: Soludo dropped, Nonso Smart in?
By Eneh Victor Chigozie
As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) releases the timetable for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election, the stakes have quickly gone high with all the Political camps struggling to outwit each other.
In All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the publication by AIF Media titled, “Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s governorship project collapses”, has continued to generate reactions among APGA members.
The exposure was later confirmed by Cornel Osigwe, the Head of Publicity, Innoson Groups. Meanwhile, there is a new twist this evening.
AIF Media Investigation shows that an Nnewi CEO who is behind the candidature of Hon Nonso Smart is pushing his guber project strongly.
According to a credible source who is on the know of the ongoing intrigues, the Nonso Smart 2021 governorship project has been bought by the Aguleri cabal in Agu Awka.
The source confided that the Nnewi CEO behind the project was able to convince the Aguleri cabal to drop Soludo alleging that the former CBN governor is broke.
He was alleged to have told them that Soludo is arrogant and that if he becomes governor, he would not take advice or order from any of them.
He also convinced them that none of them is a first class graduate, or considered as a professional and therefore cannot command respect from the Isuofia man.
And the big gist…
The CEO told the Aguleri cabal that Soludo cannot get support from the Nnewi billionaires who have agreed to support and mobilise funds for one of the strong governorship candidates from Nnewi.
He informed them that the strong candidate from Nnewi is not contesting on the platform of APGA and that APGA would lose out except a replacement to Soludo was devised immediately
At that point, he introduced the candidature of Hon Nonso Smart Okafor to them. The billionaire stated that Nonso Smart is young and that his candidature would bring the Nnewi billionaires into backing APGA.
And that’s the only way to make APGA win the November 6 election and stop the popularity and acceptance of the other candidate from Nnewi who is growing stronger on daily basis.
He assured them that Nonso Smart is still politically naïve unlike Prof Soludo and would be loyal to those who made him and the party.
He assured them that he would head the financial drive of Hon Nonso Smart and promise to source about 80% of funds needed for the gubernatorial project.
This is the major reason the Agu Awka cabal dropped Soludo and they are secretly but gradually pushing for the acceptance of young Smart within the party hierarchy.
AIF Media will continue to dig more, as the battle for November 6, governorship election gets closer.