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I’ll liberate Anambra – Soludo

By Chioma GABRIEL
THE reinstated gubernatorial candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra state , Professor Charles Soludo has attributed his victory at the Supreme Court to the will of God and the people and a demonstration that the judiciary was the last hope of the common man.
In a telephone call with  Saturday Vanguard Thursday night , Professor Soludo said the victory is a turning point for the people of the state and a sign that the state is on the verge of liberation.

Reinstated gubernatorial candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra state , Professor Charles Soludo
Reinstated gubernatorial candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra state , Professor Charles Soludo

“My first reaction is that when God says yes, no man can say no. The Supreme Court has spoken. God has spoken, and Anambra is on the way to liberation. I believe the judgement was the manifestation of justice, fairness and the revelation of the real tenets of democracy in Nigeria.

“I thank the Supreme Court for being responsive and decisive as the last hope for the common  man. I thank the Supreme Court, the Appeal Court and the High Court. They are all part of the judiciary.

“It was  a great day for Anambra state and the people. Shops and  markets in the state closed  as the  people went into celebration, even those in other parts of  Nigeria.”

Looking back to the events leading to his disqualification by the court initially, Professor Soludo blamed the problems he encountered on the proverbial hand of Esau and the voice of Jacob.

“Candidates of other parties who are afraid sponsored the court cases, not the appellants. Three candidates led by Andy Uba and the incumbent Anambra governor, Peter Obi  who are so desperate that  if Soludo gets the ticket to run, their chances would be reduced are the ones behind it.

“But I am assuring the people that it’s going to be a  landslide victory on February  6 as depicted on Thursday because the celebration  that greeted the victory at the Supreme Court  was  in contradiction with what happened when  the Appeal Court gave its judgement.

Then, people were demonstrating and burning tyres on the streets but now, with the Supreme Court judgement, there was celebration.”

Soludo opines that the events leading to his initial removal and eventual victory show  that government  is not responsible for attempting to stop him.

“Other candidates are afraid .Andy Uba and Peter Obi were  not at ease with my coming into the race.”


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