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ANAMBRA ELECTION: Hope Dims for Soludo as INEC Accepts Umeoji’s Nomination

ANAMBRA ELECTION: Hope Dims for Soludo as INEC Accepts Umeoji’s Nomination

The chances of former Governor of the Central Bank, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to contest the 2021 gubernatorial election in Anambra state dims further as Independent National Electoral Commission accepts the nomination of Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji’s as the flag bearer of All Progressives Grand Alliance’s, APGA, in the forthcoming Anambra governorship Election.

In a press statement signed by the factional Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, he described the development as the end of road for Soludo’s gubernatorial ambition.

In his words:”the road is now closed for the ambition of former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo to be the Governorship candidate of APGA and Chief Victor Oye to upturn his popular sack as APGA Chairman with the issuance of Nomination Forms by INEC and acceptance of the filled Nomination Forms containing the list of Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji’s nominators as required by Section 32 of the Electoral Act. The official deadline for making the submission closed today been 6th August 2021.”

“This phase which is a statutory process that marks the close of the process of nomination of candidates has thrown the Soludo camp into disarray and seems to have buried his Guber ambition.”

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The statement further revealed that Majority of APGA chieftains and House of Assembly lawmakers who spoke described latest development as victory for APGA members who have stood with Umeoji and willing to sink and die for his ticket.

According to the Publicity Secretary’s statement, “the Member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency in the house of Representatives Ifeanyi Momah, the Chief Whip of the State House of Assembly who led over 10 other lawmakers and the APGA State Auditor all welcomed the development and expressed the readiness of the APGA family and stakeholders to hit the ground running and bring landslide victory for for the APGA PARTY.”

“The lawmakers appealed to His Excellency Governor Willie Obiano, Chief Victor Oye and Prof. Charles Soludo to as one family rally round Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji and Professor Lillian Orogbu who holds the key to APGA victory to help develop on the agenda of APGA to keep doing more and expanding the good works of the Party,” Comrade Ikechukwu concluded.

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