- CBN's former boss, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has narrated how some of his detractors threatened his life in 2004
- Soludo said he got not less than 19 death threats sent to him in written form
- The Anambra guber aspirant added that he had no option then but to send his family far away
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Charles Chukwuma Soludo, an aspirant for the Anambra gubernatorial election has revealed that he got a lot of death threats when he ushered in the banking consolidation in 2004.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) also revealed that because of this, he was forced at the time to exile his entire family for safety.
According to him, the threats to his life were in written form, sent to him by those who opposed the revolution he was introducing, Punch reports.
In his chat with journalists in Awka, the state capital, he added that in Offa, Kwara state, there were attempts to kidnap his children.
“There was nothing I did not see. I received 19 written threats to my life. Even there were attempts to kidnap my children at Offa in Kwara state.
"So, it was a very brutal revolution. I had to evacuate my family during the banking consolidation because when you want to uproot a system, it is usually a deadly routine.”
Meanwhile, Soludo had unveiled his manifesto. In his conversation with All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) members on Thursday, February 25, Soludo said if given the mandate in the election, his government would make the state liveable and prosperous for all indigenes.
The APGA gubernatorial aspirant said he has a 50-year plan that will bring about an unprecedented economic boom in the state.
Soludo specifically stated that his mission is to empower at least one million youths every year.
“My mission is to work with all members of the party to spread the party across Nigeria. I will turn APGA from a political party into a cooperative movement.
“Anambra Vision 2070 is a 50-year plan that will make the state liveable and prosperous for our children. "Our target is to empower not less than a million youths every year; the poor will be given a series of opportunities to transform their lives."
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