By Okey Emmanuel
Elites of Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State have joined the league of Soludo Promoters Forum, (SPF) with the launch of their local chapter of the forum last Saturday, September 26, 2020.
The launch, which was hosted by Professor Peter Okoye in his palatial home in Adazi-Nnukwu, Anaocha Local Government Area, attracted various dignitaries and leaders of thought in the local government.
Addressing the attendees, the convener, Mayor Charles Muoka of Agulu Town said that Governor Obiano’s Vision 2070 for a modern cosmopolitan and smart Anambra stirred up the hearts of the facilitators of the forum to search for the most credible candidate to drive the vision of His Excellency. According to him, they found Professor Chukwuma Soludo – who incidentally is the Chairman of the Anambra Development Committee – as the most qualified to take over from Chief Dr. Willie Obiano as the next governor of the State. .
Speaking on why the elites queue behind Soludo, Mayor Muoka said, “Now, the great challenge is that the government of Governor Obiano has just little more time to stay in the office which is considered insufficient to drive the economic blue print being formulated by the Anambra Development Committee. So what happens to this great effort after Obiano?”
Besides leading the Anambra Development Committee, the convener recalled that Prof. Soludo had years back envisioned a modern Anambra in his African Dubai-Taiwan concept for the state and therefore he is the most appropriate person to drive the vision.
Other dignitaries who spoke in the event enumerated Professor Soludo’s sterling credentials and proof of capacity, saying that although other candidates for the post are well qualified, Professor Soludo is shoulders high above all.
An APGA chieftain in the event, Chief Ben Obi – popularly known as Mbuze Agulu – said he was particularly gladdened to see that the elites in the state have now woken up from what he termed self-maginalisation to join hands with the government to make Anambra the star of Nigerian States. He added that he is giving his full weight in support of Soludo knowing full well that APGA requires a very credible candidate like Soludo if the party must remain the landlord of Agu Awka.
Arch. Bons Nwaeze, another notable politician and political analyst in the state said that Soludo Solution movement is beyond party alienation. He counseled SPF to take the struggle beyond APGA noting that Professor Soludo has supporters across party lines.
Thanking the attendees for sacrificially taken the pain to leave their numerous engagements for the event, Mr. Joe Anatune – Onwa n’Awa and National leader of SPF – challenged Anaocha elites to deliver overwhelming percentage of the about 70,000 registered voters in the local government to Soludo. He believed they can do that going by the status of community influencers that attended the event.
Anaocha is the second to launch the Soludo Promoters Forum, Local Government Chapter, in the state. Aguata Local Government had launched their Chapter in August 2020 while the Idemili North and South are billed to launch theirs on October 3, 2020. The group plans to launch the movement in all the twenty-one local government areas in the state.