Some political stakeholders in the southeast have set an agenda for the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, governor-elect of Anambra.
DAILY POST recalls that Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), was declared winner of the Nov 6 gubernatorial election by the INEC Returning Officer, Professor Florence Obi.
INEC on Fri presented the Certificate of Homecoming to the governor-elect in Awka, the province working capital.
Speaking on the outcome of the latterly held gubernatorial election in the province, on Saturday, the fellow member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia N/Umuahia S Federal Constituency of Abia Province at the House of Representatives, Hon Sam Ifeanyichukwu Onuigbo, said that the emergence of Soludo was as a proof that the people of Anambra province still recognize excellence and are willing to enthrone it.
Onuigbo also insisted that Soludo’s victory at the just concluded Anambra province gubernatorial election was obvious proof that true democracy as the lawmaker urged the governor-elect to against all odds, endeavour to deliver maximally the dividends of democracy to the province.
In a statement on Saturday, in Umuahia, the Abia Province working capital, Saturday, Rep Onuigbo, felicitated with Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo on his resounding victory at the latterly held polls and applauded the Anambra electorates for choosing excellence, massively voting for the governor-elect, and at the same time, ensuring that their votes counted.
He farther used the medium to appeal to the people of Anambra to give their unalloyed back up to Soludo to enable him to drive the province to greater heights.
Onuigbo, who is popularly known in the political circle as Odozi Obodo, notwithstanding, expressed optimism in the credibility of the Anambra governor-elect implored him to work assiduously towards ensuring the betterment of the province within his rest in business office.
He called on Soludo not to disappoint the confidence reposed in him by the electorate but work for the evolution of the province and heighten the welfare of the people of the province through productive policies and programmes.
His words, “To whom much is given, much is also expected. I want you to call back that the people of Anambra Province who have given their votes to you without batting an oculus wait deserving good governance in homecoming.
“I am confident that with your wealth of knowledge which you have garnered from your days in service as the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, your administration shall never leave of absence the province at the same level wherein you met it.
“I know that you have the capacity to handle effectively the economic system of the province and I pray God Almighty to grant you the wisdom of Rex Solomon so that your administration shall leave of absence a grade in the sands of time Congratulations, Professor Soludo, on your victory”.
On her section, Dame Virgy Etiaba, former Governor of Anambra Province, has urged the governor-elect, Soludo, to build on the successes of his predecessors and justify the huge, immense confidence the people have reposed on you.
The admonition was contained in a release signed by the ex-Deputy of the Anambra and issued on Saturday.
Etiaba said in her statement on Saturday, “I appear forward to a new Anambra province with you not only to develop the Province and foster closer relations betwixt our citizens but also to concert our efforts in the cause of peace and the brotherhood of all people”.
She notwithstanding congratulated Soludo on his victory at the just concluded gubernatorial election held in the province by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The ex-Governor, notwithstanding, wished the governor-elect success as he prepares to take upwards the responsibilities and the challenges of his high business office.
According to Etiaba, who also was a former Deputy Governor of Anambra Province, “To Almighty God be all the glory and adoration for the outcome of this unique election of finally Saturday.
“Our rattling dear Anambra Province seems set for farther successes as you assume the mantle of leadership in just a few weeks”.
Similarly, the former governorship aspirant and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Political party (PDP) in the province, Dr. Chike Obidigbo, has lauded the peaceful conduct of the Anambra province gubernatorial election.
Obidigbo, in a statement on Fri, congratulated Soludo for coming out victorious as the option of the people for the top job at the Regime House in Awka.
“I was much concerned in relation to the election in Anambra Province for 2 reasons. First of all is in relation to a peaceful loose, fair and credible election. Moment is how to acquire the best out of the candidates that were in the race.
“With the peaceful conduct of the election and Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, a world-class economist and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); emerging the winner of the election, I believe that God answered my prayer.
“For me, Soludo is okay for the job. So my prayer is that God will go along to guide and protect him grant him the wisdom and strength to conduct the Visible radiation of the Land-Province to enviable height”.
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