Former governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has said he is not a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and therefore is not seeking the party’s nomination.
Soludo’s rebuttal came in the light of news that broke yesterday which mentioned him among the names seeking to contest the governorship election in Anambra State under the platform of the APC.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State will be completing his four years by March 2018 but will still be qualified for another term in office if he seeks to contest. Politicians in the state are beginning to make moves for the next election.
Soludo, who once contested for the seat in the state, but lost, did not say whether he is not interested in the position again. He only said he was not seeking APC’s ticket.
“I wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and cannot therefore contest for its party nomination,” Soludo said.
“I have received hundreds of calls, texts and emails on the matter. Because of the pressure, I sought and obtained the phone contacts of the party chairman to ascertain the veracity of the story.
“I wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and therefore not seeking its party nomination.”