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Former CBN Governor, Soludo on the list of Anambra APC governorship aspirants

Former CBN Governor, Soludo on the list of Anambra APC governorship aspirants

The heat obviously is on in Anambra as former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo joined 13 aspirants including leading and ex chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been named among those vying for the state governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the forthcoming election.

Andy Uba, representing Anambra South at the Senate on the platform of PDP, the 2014 governorship candidate of the PDP, Tony Nwoye, the 2010 PDP governorship candidate, Charles Soludo, Uche Ekwunife who served in the Senate on the ticket of the PDP and former PDP governorship aspirant, Obinna Uzor were some of those listed by the state party chairman, Emeka Ibe at a session with journalists on Tuesday.

Others he said that had indicated interest include George Moghalu, business mogul, Ifeanyi Ubah, Chike Obidigbo, Barth Nwibe, Obinna Onunkwo, Ralph Okeke, Paul Chukwuma and Donatus Okonkwo.

Ibe who spoke to reporters in his office in Awka boasted that the aspirants in the race were all qualified to govern the state and were capable of defeating the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano in the forthcoming poll. He said all the aspirants according to the constitution of the party, had equal right and would be given a level playing ground in the party primaries.

He said the party would next Monday continue its regular registration of members to accommodate new members.

“Our party constitution is silent on new members, on whether they should be given waiver or not but the national leadership of the party gives guidelines on the primaries. So, both new and old members have equal status in the party,” he said.

Ibe also said the party had not said it would adopt zoning formula in choosing its candidate.



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