Following the rumour in the media that the former CBN Governor Charles Soludo, is filing to contest for the gubernatorial election in Anambra State, under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress, APC, the former boss has come out to refute the rumour.
Soludo clarified this in a statement on Thursday in Awka, saying, “I wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and cannot therefore contest for its party nomination.’’
According to him, he had received several calls, texts and emails seeking clarification on the matter, since his name was listed.
“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,” he said.
Mr Emeka Ibe, Chairman, Anambra chapter of the party, who had included Soludo’s names among those seeking the party’s ticket, has however, explained that the inclusion of Soludo and Sen. Uche Ekwunife was not intended to create confusion within the party.
He said that the party had since discovered that Soludo was yet to register at his ward as being speculated.
“Soludo has not registered from the ward level; Ekwunife has also not indicated interest in contesting.
“We premised our action on the fact that Soludo is a friend of government and that a friend of government is assumed a friend of the party,’’ Ibe argued.