Daily Metro News NG
In preparation for next year governorship election in Anambra State, the ruling party in the state, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has handed the party’s ticket to a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo.
A chieftain of the party, who spoke in anonymity with our Correspondent in Awka, the state capital, said APGA’s decision to hand Soludo the its ticket was born out of the believe that he is the only person who can win the election for the party.
The source also posited that the only and biggest obstacle to Soludo’s success at the primaries is in the hands of one of most powerful leaders in the state and that has been cleared and the person had given his blessings for him to sail for the party.
But the State Chairman of the party, Norbert Obi described the development of anointing Soludo as its candidate as a fake news and from the camp of desperate policians.
The source said though, 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, so also are there people working for others.
However, Obi said APGA will ensure that it followed the party’s rules and guidelines for conducting elections.
The chairman identified three persons who had shown interest in the governorship ticket of the party, including Charles Soludo. He added that by January, things will become clearer.
Other aspirants contesting for the party’s ticket along Soludo, according to Obi, are Sir Damian Okolo, from Nnewi and Sullivan Nwankpo, from Okija.
Obi said; “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.”