There is jubilation in Anambra, especially among government officials, over the enlisting of former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo as candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the forthcoming governorship election.
TheRazorNews learnt that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), after a meeting in Abuja on Thursday while citing the judgement of the Court of Appeals in Kano, included Soludo’s name on the list.
At Aroma Junction in Awka, some appointees of the Anambra State governor were seen jubilating, over the inclusion of Soludo’s name in the list of candidates.
A special assistant to the governor on media, Mr Chidiebele Obika described the news as the best news of the year. He said it is a good omen for the party, coming just a day to the inauguration of the campaign council of the APGA.
“This is to show that God’s hand is in this project. Tommorow (Friday), the APGA campaign council to be headed by the governor, Chief Willie Obiano will be inaugurated. This is a very heartwarming news.”
Meanwhile, TheRazorNews gathered that Anambra State government has concluded plans to make the inauguration of the campaign council of the APGA a big show.
A message sent to all government appointees, which was sighted by our correspondents read: “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Anambra, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano has directed that all Political Appointees attend the Inauguration of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Gubernatorial Campaign Committees (National, State and Local Government).”
The event is billed to hold at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square, while all government officials and appointees are expected to attend in their APGA Uniforms.