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Anambra 2010: Guber aspirants now 48

*Ukachuckwu, others pick nomination form
By Henry Umoru

ABUJA-AHEAD of the Anambra State governorship election slated for 2010, aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that have so far picked the expression of interest and nomination forms to vie for the most exalted position in the state have swelled to 48.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Ukachukwu who submitted his forms yesterday said he was in the race to develop Anambra State and bring it back to its lost glory, just as he stressed that the contest was not a do or die affair, but warned that he was against having a consensus candidate against the backdrop that it was not constitutional.

Ukachukwu who was at the National Secretariat of the Party with six State House of Assembly members said he was not worried that the number of aspirants for the position had increased to 48, adding that the move was quite interesting.

According to him, “it is getting interesting. One thing about our state is that everybody knows who he is. Everybody knows his strengths and weaknesses but I want to say power comes from God. We can be 100, we can be one million. Only God can give whom he wants and it can only be one person at a time. So, it’s interesting.

Also yesterday, the immediate past governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo who collected form by proxy also submitted the forms through the same process. It is hoped that he would show face at the party’s National Secretariat for the screening as that will not be done by proxy.


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