By Christian Aburime
The ancient town of Akpo will come fully alive on Saturday, January 30, 2021 when the Soludo Promoters Forum (SPF), will formally be inaugurated in Amaife Village, Akpo, at the Family Compound of Prof Phil Eze by 1:00pm prompt. Akpo is in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The event which is strictly by invitation will feature the elites of the community from various professional callings such as Academics, Doctors, Engineers, Pharmacists, Architects, Businessmen and many more.
The Chief Host and Convener, Prof Phil Eze (Ezeugo Ezengonadi) who is extremely excited at the prospect of hosting a gathering of the leading sons and daughters of the Akpo community has assured that the event would be a memorable one considering the arrangements that had been put in place
“I am so excited at the prospect of hosting an event of this magnitude with the great sons and daughters of this great community. I am therefore assuring all invitees that every arrangement have been put in place to guarantee a memorable and wonderful outing come Saturday, January 30, 2021,” Prof Phil-Eze re-assured.
The erudite Professor of Geography with specialty in climate change, also sent a message of hope to the invitees by asking them to come with the mindset of joining the new political wave of re-awakening the elites’ political consciousness in the state being championed by the SPF which is currently blowing across the length and breadth of Anambra state.
He counseled that this is one of the crucial ways the Anambra dream of everyone can be achieved.
Also speaking, Mr Joe Anatune, the national coordinator/Chief strategist of the Soludo Promoters Forum, said Akpo is a community of fearless and highly industrious people who have made their marks in every area of human endeavours. He described them as resilient people who can never be cowed but will always remain courageous and steadfast in their beliefs.
“The great people of Akpo community are known for their unwavering courage and industrious nature. These are people who have made remarkable successes in every area of human endeavour that one can think of. I am very optimistic that this event will further bring out the best of the great people of this community by keying into this noble movement,” Anatune remarked.
Anatune further said the community of Akpo will also witness the formal unveiling of the Anambra Smart Megacity plan, which is Soludo’s grand vision for the state.
“A vision that will develope Anambra to be one state smart Megacity that is secured, prosperous and most livable on the continent of Africa,” Anatune stated.
Other National Facilitators expected to grace the event include Barrister Leo Chiegboka, Mr Andy Okafor, Prof Okey Ikeanyibe and several others.
It should however be noted that all invitees to this event are required to adhere strictly to all the laid down protocols against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic as directed by the government.
For the records, the Soludo Promoters Forum was conceived to mobilize professionals from different backgrounds to become active participants in the political process of Anambra state and consequently chart the path for the future development of the state.
As at the last count, the Forum has recorded its presence in ten local governments in the state while more are on the queue to join the movement!