By Christian Aburime
Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and member, Presidential Economic Advisory Council, has said he will empower no fewer than one million youths if elected governor of Anambra state in the November 6 governorship election.
He made this remark while addressing stakeholders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Awka, Anambra state.
The world acclaimed professor of Economics described APGA’s victory in the coming November 6 election as a major determinant of the future and lifespan of the party as a political organization.
He called on APGA faithful to deploy measures that would ensure total victory for the party in the coming poll.
He said, “My mission is to work with all members of the party to spread the party across Nigeria. I will turn APGA from a political party into a cooperative movement.
“Anambra Vision 2070 is a 50-year plan that will make the state livable and prosperous for our children. The election is consequential and no APGA member must joke with the election. APGA over the past 15 years has taken Anambra into global heights.”
Soludo praised the incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano in the area of infrastructural development, saying, “In spite of the declining receipts from the Federation Account, the state wants to complete an International Airport, Conference Centre, Stadium and other vital facilities.”
He further reiterated that his target would be to empower not less than one million youths every year if elected governor of the state.
The poor, he said, would be given a series of opportunities to transform their lives.
He emphasized on the need to consolidate on the lofty economic policies of Governor Willie Obiano describing it ‘as a collective responsibility’.