By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The state chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Sir Nobert Obi has dismissed the idea that former Central Bank Governor, Charles Soludo has bern baptised as the party’s candidate for next year’s governorship election in the state.
He said that despite the public perception, that Solude has not approached the party to declare his interest to contest the election under APGA.
Obi made the assertion at Agujwu Nri, Anaocha Local Government Area of the state during a meeting organized by a member of the party and former chief judge of the state, Justice Peter Umeadi (rtd) over the weekend.
He said that the party leaders were only hearing Soludo’s name among others just like other people, saying, “No single person had visited the party office to announce his or her governorship aspiration.
“People of substance are joining APGA in large numbers and it is a welcome development. We have heard of so many of them wanting to contest for governor in 2021, but nobody has told us he is contesting for anything.
“As far as APGA is concerned, they are on their own for now. Until such people come to the party secretariat to inform us of their aspiration, we do not know who is going to contest what.”
The party chairman explained that the APGA leadership was at Justice Umeadi’s home to celebrate his one year of joining APGA noting that even the former chief judge had not told him he was interested in contesting any elective office.
Addressing party faithful, Justice Umeadi said he would vie for a public office, but did not state the office he was eyeing.
The retired Justice who hosted over 800 women from all the 326 political wards in the state, said: “One year ago, I joined APGA. After one year of being a member of the party, I feel I should begin to build my political structure and that is why I invited women from all the 179 autonomous communities in the state to introduce myself to them as a starting point.
“I joined the party just as an individual who did not have any political structure and I know that for me to realize my political ambition, I need to build a formidable structure.”