By Okey Emmanuel
A Congregation of who is who in Njikoka and Dunukofia Local Governments who gathered in Nawfia yesterday December 23, 2020, unequivocally stated why Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo is the best choice for Anambra 2021.
Speaking during the inauguration of their chapters of Soludo Promoters Forum, SPF, these eminent personalities including professionals from various fields of endeavour, technocrats, university dons, top government officials, business moguls, etc reeled out their reasons for choosing the former CBN Governor as the best candidate for Anambra 2021.
Citing former President Obasanjo’s testimonial on Professor Soludo’s unequaled leadership prowess, the people said Ndi Anambra should seize the singular opportunity provided by Anambra 2021 to get this great son of the State to do what he has done in many nations of the world.
‘Charles Soludo, you have helped several world bodies in solving their economic problems. You have equally served government of Nigeria under two Presidents and both of them in writing gave you excellent uncommon testimonials. According to Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR, in December 2004; “Charles Soludo is a true Nigerian that we all know we can rely on. Among his numerous virtues is courage. I have found in him a man who can take tough and realistic decisions, stand his ground, educate others on the salience of his decisions and work very hard to ensure that the decision is efficiently and effectively implemented. His dedication to duty is first rate. His leadership qualities are admirable and his willingness to listen and learn is simply infectious”, Professor Mogoluwa said while reading Soludo’s citation on behalf of the facilitators of the event.
The Chairman of the event, Chief AJC Orizu, the Akuzuluora and Kariozo Gburugburu of Nimo – a former MD of Knight Frank – in his speech said Professor Soludo is unequaled among his contemporaries with proven capacity to drive Anambra State to an enviable status. The world class estate management consultant expressed confidence in Soludo’s capacity to make Anambra a Smart Megacity.
“We have a lot of human capacity in Anambra who have made outstanding contributions in building of other cities in the world. Knight Frank under a number of managing directors of Anambra origin contributed immensely in building Lagos. So if Soludo promises a Smart Megacity for Anambra, our people are on ground to achieve it”, Chief Orizu said.
Professor Okey Ikeanyibe, a member of the National Facilitators team and Secretary of SPF Aguata Chapter in his speech charged the elites to put into practice their desire for Soludo by getting their voters card ready and mobilising their subjects to do same. It is by so doing, according to him, that their clamour for SoludoI would be meaningful.
The highlights of the event were the official inauguration of the interim managemen Njikoka and Dunukofia SPF Chapters as well as the unveiling of Professor Soludo’s master plan for Anambra Smart Megacity. Illustrating the plan, Mr Joe Anatune, the National Chief Facilitator/Strategist of SPF said that Njikoka and Dunukofia falls within Awka territory which is being positioned as Educational and Technology hub for Africa.
The event which was hosted by Arc. ECK Okafor and convened by Mr Chike Nwegbe was heavily attended by great sons of Njikoka and Dunukofia, including Dr George Okpagu (former President of NMA and Omumagharaozo of Nimo), Prof Nwafia, Chuba Okonkwo (Mmili Abagana), Prof Pascal Oguno, Alloy Okeke, Obi Iloanusi, Prof Agubata, Hon (Dr) Willy Emeneri (Ezeamama na Abagana), Prof Ogolum and many others.