By Henry Umoru
ABUJA – THE immediate past governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor ChukwumaÂ Soludo said, Thursday,Â that he was emboldened by the experience his father, Pa Simeon Soludo went through during his kidnap and subsequent release after nine days.
Speaking with Journalists in Abuja at the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the partyâ€™s candidate for the 2010 Anambra February 6, 2010 governorship election who noted that he was very excited on hearing the release of his father, said he gave glory and adoration to God, Almighty.
Professor Soludo who reiterated his readiness to serve the people of the state, said, that, â€œIâ€™m very excited and I give all glory and adoration to God almighty. I think God has answered the prayers of millions of Anambra people and Nigerians. So, we simply say to God be the glory.
â€œWe are emboldened by the experience that we passed through for the nine days he was in captivity. So we have resolved to serve Anambra and to serve Nigerians. And it has emboldened us also to make kidnapping history in the state and wherever we can find it.
â€œItâ€™s a harrowing experience and you donâ€™t wish that for your enemies. So to speak. But it brought home realities about insecurity of lives and property in the state and the need for all of us to rededicate our lives to make it better than we met it.
Answering question on whether he spoke with his father, Soludo said, â€œYes I did. I spoke to him immediately he was released last night and we have also spoken this morning. I think he is frail and will probably need some medical attention.
On whether from his discussion with his aged father, if the latter could identify those who kidnapped him, the former CBN boss simply answered â€œ how will he know?