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Prof. Chukwuma C. Soludo
Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is in the governorship race of Anambra to make the South-East geopolitical zone an island of prosperity.
Soludo who will run for the November 6 poll on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), made this known in an interaction with the media on Saturday in Awka, saying that the South-East had become largely unlivable despite the solid foundation and infrastructure laid down by leaders for the region’s development.
Soludo described the South-East as a “tiny poor place that must begin to turn into a Promised Land.
Said he: “For you to create a livable society comparable to any other place, it requires a crusade for all and it must happen simultaneously in the South-East”.
He said Anambra had been relatively lucky with good governance in spite of its little resources.
Maintained Soludo: “My African Dubai Taiwan metaphor of development for Anambra is not dead. The larger goal is to make Nigeria a prosperous nation by creating prosperous and happy states. The mission is to create a greater tomorrow”
He said that his aspiration was not a personal quest to enrich his livelihood, that God had blessed him beyond imagination from a poor village boy to the peak of hisbcareer as a professor.
Soludo, who noted that he had served in more than 25 committees at the federal level and travelled to about 45 countries, said his wealth of experience placed him above other contestants.
Stressed he: “I have done it at the global level and at the national level and now I want to contribute my quota at the state level. There is nobody else with the global contact and national network or anything 10 per cent near it as I have for the job”.