There has been a counter claim by former CBN Governor, Charles Soludo, who has refuted reports indicating that he would contest the Anambra governorship seat on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
â€œI wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and cannot therefore contest for its party nomination,â€™â€™ Soludo said in a statement in Awka.
Soludo said that he had received several calls, texts and emails seeking clarification on the matter, since his name was listed.
â€œ I have received hundreds of calls, texts and emails on the matter. Because of the pressure, I sought and obtained the phone contacts of the party chairman to ascertain the veracity of the story.
â€œI wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and therefore not seeking its party nomination,â€ he said.
Emeka Ibe, Chairman, Anambra chapter of the APC, who had included Soludoâ€™s names among those seeking the partyâ€™s ticket, has however, explained that the inclusion of Soludo and Uche Ekwunife was not intended to create confusion within the party.
He said that the party had since discovered that Soludo was yet to register at his ward as being speculated.
â€œSoludo has not registered from the ward level; Ekwunife has also not indicated interest in contesting.
â€œWe premised our action on the fact that Soludo is a friend of government and that a friend of government is assumed a friend of the party,â€™â€™ Ibe argued.