By Joe Anatune
It was a big bang in Nanka, February 27, 2021 as men, women, boys and girls gleefully opened their hearts to the good news of Soludo Solution’s ‘higher, higher and higher Anambra State’ that will be the most livable and prosperous in Africa.
The occasion was the Inauguration of Soludo Promoter’s Forum (SPF), Nanka Chapter – the first community to be Inaugurated in Orumba and the first of such event by support groups to be physically attended by Prof Chukwuma Soludo. The who is who in Nanka led by Dr. Poly Emenike, the host, Chief Osita Ezechukwu and leaders of SPF across the State received Soludo to the event amidst cheers by the happy and visibly excited crowd.
Soludo, as consistent as ever, since he commenced the consultation process, took his audience through his grass to grace intriguing life journey which evoked both tears and joy from the audience, the grace of God in his meritorious rise, his commitment and complete devotion to using the remaining part of his life to assist others rise beyond the vicious and firm grip of poverty. He espoused the development strides of the APGA-led government in the state and lauded Governor Willie Obiano for doing more with less, assuring that Anambra will go higher, higher and higher under his watch, notwithstanding dwindling allocations from Abuja.
He stated that his African-Dubai-Taiwan Vision is tenable but pointed out that the pathway to its realisation is project financing through global development institutions, a terrain and their workings which he is most familiar with, compared to other aspirants, having worked in these institutions or spearheaded their set up. He told his audience that he is running purely on his track record of designing and executing public policies that had improved and continues to improve the quality of lives of the critical mass. He presented a vivid picture where Ndi Anambra nay Ndigbo and other foreigners will be delighted to live, work, enjoy and find fulfillment.
An emotion-laden Soludo thanked Nanka people for their love and unconditional support for his quest to be the governor of the state, noting that he is immensely proud of his Nanka roots and that Nanka, its youths and women will benefit from his one Anambra, one state with one agenda vision.
Fiery and passionate speeches of support and solidarity were made by dignitaries at the event, ably chaired by the Chairman of Orumba SPF Mr. Emeka Okoli and attended by Dr. Poly Emenike; the Chairmen of Orumba and Aguata Local Government Areas; Hon. Emeka Aforka, Deputy Majority Leader and Member of the State House of Assembly, representing Orumba North Constituency; SPF Idemili Strongman, Chief Leon Mezue; former Commissioner for Health Dr. Joe Akabuike; High Chief Gab Ezenduka; Fine man Kingsley Achukwu; Titus Anigbogu; Leo Chiegboka; Chike Anyaonu of I win, you win fame; Ex-Broadcaster, Emeka Obinwa; Dr. Paul Udeoye; my brother Dr. Emenike; Arc. Amobi Nwafor; Dr. Dan Obele; Alto Onyemelukwe; Nnewi SPF leader, Barr. Bonny Obunaike; Ojota SPF Coordinator, Prof Paul Ejikeme; Hon. Pauly Oyeka; Barr. John Nwikpo; Engr. Emeka Okafor, SPF Awa Deputy Chairman; leaders of ADS, GSP, leaders and heavy contingents of Nanka women associations, USA SPF leader Uduji and youth leaders to mention but a few.
Christian Onyemelukwe, Dr. P. P Nwankwo and host ‘associate prof ‘ Olikaeze are very deserving of our commendation for their hard work and commitments.
Finally, we left Nanka buoyed by the good news of their promise to deliver 95% of votes to APGA and Soludo. On a hilarious parting note, Christian and his team also scored another ‘A’ in the supply of good palm wine.
I have been informed that Ujari and Awa are warming up for their Inaugurations. We are all ears to hear from the other towns in Orumba and poised to assist and guide them join the Axis of Solution.
*Joe C. Anatune is Lead Facilitator/Strategist, SPF