Anambra Guber Race: Soludo’s campaign team reacts to his exclusion, says he will contest


Despite the exclusion of his name from the list of candidates for the November 6 Anambra governorship election by INEC, the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Charles  Soludo’s campaign team says he is still in the race and will eventually contest the election to win.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Friday, July 16, dropped Soludo from the list and published Chukwuma Udoji as the authentic candidate of APGA based on a court order served on it in relation to the primaries of the political parties and other processes leading to the election.

A statement released by Soludo’s campaign organization urged the formr Central Bank’s Governor not  to be dispirited by the publication claiming his nomination was strictly in line with the Electoral Law and INEC guidelines.

The statement explained that INEC observed the APGA Congress on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, where he was nominated after winning 93.4 per cent of the valid votes cast in a free, fair and transparent manner which was broadcast live on national television networks.

The statement thereafter assured that his team of dedicated and competent legal experts has studied the judgment and is confident of overturning it effortlessly because the party is at liberty to nominate the rightful candidate so long as due process is followed.

The statement further read,

‘’Therefore, there is no need for Anambra people and all lovers of progress in Nigeria to be worried about the judgment. The judgment will be set aside the way orders by Mr Justice Stanley Nnaji of the Enugu State High Court and Mr Justice Egbo Egbo of the Federal High Court in Abuja were thrown out when they embarrassed the legal profession with their decisions on the struggle for the governorship of Anambra State a few years after the inception of democratic governance in 1999. Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state were then toying with the destiny of a great state.

Millions of Ndi Anambra are understandably shocked that there are still desperate politicians in the state who want to reenact the years which the locusts consumed.  They are determined to go to any and every length to acquire power for its own sake. We thought that the state had passed the stage where some of its politicians were moving from one end of the country to the other in the dead of the night in search of judicial orders to impose themselves on the people as their rulers, not leaders.

Our supporters and indeed all Anambra people, who have been waiting patiently for Soludo’s leadership of the state, are advised not to be deterred by the Jigawa State Court order. They should rather remain supremely confident of not only Soludo’s participation in the November 6 gubernatorial vote but also his triumph in the polls with a big margin which will lead to a new era in our state for the benefit of all.’’

Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.

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