Soludo gets another mouthwatering endorsement as Hon. Ifeanyi, Idemili north endorses him for Anambra gov
By Christian Aburime
The journey to Anambra State Government House by Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, leading aspirant received a massive boost Monday, May 24, 2021 when Hon (Dr) Ifeanyi Ibezi (Ochiagha Idemili), members of his Reality Movement and key Stakeholders of APGA in Idemili North hosted him to a grand reception and endorsed him for governor, Anambra State
Soludo who was warmly received by Hon Ifeanyi Ibezi with mammoth crowd of party supporters at his Abatete country home was completely overwhelmed by the joy and excitement from the people as he went around acknowledging their cheers and support
In a brief welcome remarks delivered by Chief Tony Onyima, (Ife Idemili), and former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Anambra State, welcomed Soludo formally to Agbaja, Abatete on behalf Hon Ifeanyi Ibezi and the entire Idemili North political zone
Chief Onyima said Hon Ibezi has taken the right step by hosting Soludo to this elaborate reception which is a major political decision in search for the next political leadership for Anambra State
Chief Onyima recounted the humble and exciting political journey of the host, Hon Ibezi, and commended him for his diligence, hardwork and resilience which has distinguished him as a political force to reckon with in Idemili
Chief Onyima said Ndi Anambra are clamouring for Soludo to be their next governor because in a post-Willie Obiano administration, Anambra State will require creative financing, courageous reforms and a lot of international and multilateral assistance to keep the state going. He opined that this situation does not require somebody who will be learning on the job.
“The situation requires somebody who will hit the ground running and Soludo, the Odenigbo of Aguata Na Orumba, fits the bill”. Chief Onyima counselled
Chief Onyima also decried low voters turn out during election but affirmed that this unhealthy attitude is likely to change in Anambra State because of Soludo’s candidacy
“The good news is that Solution seems to be on the way. The candidature of Prof Chukwuma Soludo will go down in history as having elicited enthusiasm across social class and political spectrum. The energy and drive is unprecedented that today we have 24 Support Groups rooting for him to be given the APGA ticket” Chief Onyima said
The Special Adviser on Political Matters to the Governor of Anambra State, Hon. (Sir) Ifeatu Obiokoli who spoke at the occasion, said Soludo candidacy has brought back Idemili North and South as one united family. He appealed to the people to give Soludo all the necessary support both in the primary and gubernatorial elections.
Hon. Charles Odede, a two term Federal House of Representatives Member in the 6th and 7th Assembly, who recently defected to APGA with thousands of his supporters because of Soludo, told the audience that he has put in place a Multi-Party Support Group to campaign vigorously for Soludo for the gubernatorial election. He also stated that Soludo has indeed united Idemili North and South as one family, adding that the zone will deliver victory for him in the November election
Hon Chinedu Obidigwe again praised Soludo for his patience, maturity and sacrifices he made for the APGA party. He said Soludo will consolidate on the giant strides Obiano has recorded in infrastructural development of the state.
The chief host, Hon Ifeanyi Ibezi, former Member, Federal House of Representatives, welcomed Soludo and assured him of total support from Idemili North and South.
He said his political campaign team, the Reality Movement and other political Apostles will be mobilized to work assiduously for Soludo. He said Soludo election as the next governor of Anambra state will be like a sunami as it will come with an overwhelming victory.
“All of us will work tirelessly for your victory and we will deliver” Hon Ibezi said
He reassured Soludo that Idemili political structure is with the ‘Reality Movement Family” and more political Apostles will be raised for his electioneering campaign amongst the mammoth crowd of men and women who have gathered in his abode to receive him.
He further reassured Soludo that in all the wards in the political zone he will be adequately represented to guarantee total victory for him in both the primary and governorship elections
Responding, Soludo thanked his host, dignitaries and supporters for the warm reception. He said Idemili North and South are crucial to his gubernatorial ambition and this reception and endorsement the people of the zone have given him is of great significant to his ambition.
He said APGA has remained a formidable party and have provided the platform for the Igbo identity in the country.
He reiterated that from the inception of democratic process, succesive governments in Anambra have contributed their quota to the development of the state in one or the other. He, however added that Governor Willie Obiano’s performance has been exceptional.
He said Obiano has massively put in place enduring legacy infrastructure by building about 17 bridges that now adorn the entire state and good road network connecting villages and towns together. He also mentioned other infrastructure like the Airport, International Conference Centre and the City Stadium.
Soludo again, said, his vision is to create wealth and consolidate on the good work of Obiano.
He recounted his personal and public career experiences and told the people it was time to bring such experiences home to further develop Anambra.
He said he will evolve the culture of moving the State and people of Anambra away from consumption and distribution to full production economy that will benefit all.
“Anambra will be the Industrial hub of Nigeria. The world will come to Anambra to live, invest, work and enjoy” Soludo said
“The train is moving and seems to be unstoppable. I salute your passion and conviction for this project, and remain immensely grateful to you all.Together we shall get there; and together we shall continue to put Anambra on the world map” Soludo concluded
Other speakers also took turns to eulogize Soludo’s qualities as well as pledge their support for his gubernatorial ambition
Other dignitaries at the event aside from those already mentioned, include: Hon Dozie Ferdinand Nwankwo, Member, Representing Njikoka/Anaocha/Dunukofia Federal Constituency; Hon Ben Nwankwo, Hon Pete Idiba, Hon Chike Anyaonu, Prof Kate Omenugha, Commissioner for Basic Education; Chief Joe Anatune, Chief Christian Onyemelukwe, Hon Mike Ozoemena, Hon Chinedu ‘Glamour’ Nwoye, chairman, All Soludo Support Group, (ASSG); Traditional Rulers, Soludo Support Groups and many more!