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Anambra: Soludo faults Rep on candidacy

By  Charles Kumolu

AWKA—GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State Professor Charles Soludo has dismissed allegation by a House of Representatives member, Mr. Mohammed  Ndume, that he (Soludo) was not morally qualified to contest the Anambra governorship election, describing it as lacking in merit.

He also told the lawmaker to concentrate his attention on contributing to the making of quality laws for the good of the nation and the people rather than chasing shadows.

Soludo made the disclosure, following  of  a recent publication in a national daily, in which the Minority Leader was quoted to have said  that the PDP candidate was not morally qualified to contest the Anambra governorship election.

A statement by his Media Assistant, Mr. Bonaventure Melah said Soludo was proud of his modest contributions to the development of the country, adding that  nothing was wrong with his desire to replicate the same quality service in his state.

“Professor Soludo is eminently qualified in all ramifications to seek the mandate of Anambra people to provide them quality service as he did for Nigeria.  In the first place, Professor Soludo was appointed the CBN Governor at a time that Nigerian banks were a collective shame to the nation and nightmare to the people.

Soludo left the CBN with 25 banks that were so strong that they could withstand the economic and fiancial meltdown that devastated most banks and economies across the world, including those of the richest countries,” he noted.

Arguing that PDP had the most transparent post election process, Mr Melah stressed that most candidates in the race did not emerge through primaries.

“PDP went through primaries that was very rigorous but stalemated through a court order before the party’s National Working Committee voted Soludo as candidate,  which met PDP constitutional requirements. But who can tell me where APGA or AC and the others had their primaries?” he added.


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