- Chukwuma Charles Soludo has chosen who will stand by him in the forthcoming battle for the Anambra governorship seat
- The candidate of APGA in the state on Thursday, July 1, picked Onyekachukwu Ibezim as his running mate
- Ibezim is a close relative to an archbishop of the Anglican Church in Awka, the capital of Anambra
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Chukwuma Charles Soludo, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has made his choice of running mate ahead of the Anambra election.
Soludo chose Onyekachukwu Ibezim who happens to be the younger brother of Rev. Alexander Ibezim, the head of Awka Diocese of the Anglican Church, The Guardian reports.
Ibezim is a special adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Indigenous medicine and herbal practice,
Added to this, he is also the executive director of Anambra State Agency for Control of HIV/AIDS (ANSACA)
Even more, The deputy governorship candidate is the managing director of Anambra Oxygen plant, Awka.
Charles Soludo Reacts after Winning, Reveals Why He Wants to Be Governor
Meanwhile, Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says he was a “poor boy” that had been favoured by God.
The former CBN governor said this during his acceptance speech on Wednesday, June 23, after winning the Anambra governorship primary election of the APGA.
In the speech which he published on Facebook, Soludo noted that he decided to come home and serve his people with the wealth of experience he had acquired.
He called on members of APGA to unite to ensure the party takes Anambra state to another level, adding that he will continue on the progress made by Willie Obiano, the current governor of the state.
“To our beloved, amiable people of Anambra, I say here I come. I’m a poor boy whom God has lifted and gifted. To the glory of God, I reached the peak of my career in my 30s.
“As a poor village boy, who has been specially blessed by God, I desire to give back to society through selfless public service.
“I hope to deploy all global and national experiences, networks, as well as the local experience and knowledge as a village boy to make you proud."
The former CBN governor reiterated the need for the APGA which is the ruling party in Anambra to come together to take Anambra to new heights.