Former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has won the Anambra governorship primary election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), held in Awka on Wednesday
The total number of accredited delegates who participated in the election was 795 while 792 votes were cast.
Soludo secured 740 votes to defeat Ezenwankwo Christopher who polled 41 votes, ThankGod Ibe who had four votes, and Okolo Chibuzor who got seven votes.
He will represent the party in the governorship election scheduled to hold on November 6.
Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano and other stakeholders of the party were present at the event.
Delivering his acceptance speech, Soludo said he is a poor boy that has been favoured by God.
The former governor noted that he decided to come home and serve his people with the wealth of experience he has acquired.
He called on members of the party to come together in order to ensure APGA takes the state to another level, adding that he will continue on the progress made by the current governor of the state.
“To our beloved, amiable people of Anambra, I say here I come. I’m a poor boy whom God has lifted and gifted. To the glory of God, I reached the peak of my career in my 30s.
“As a poor village boy, who has been specially blessed by God, I desire to give back to society through selfless public service.
“I hope to deploy all global and national experiences, networks, as well as the local experience and knowledge as a village boy to make you proud.
“As members of APGA, we should be very proud of moving Anambra from level to level. Do you ever want to change a winning team? Anyway, we will have an opportune time to engage those who said Anambra is not moving. Anambra is getting better. We also need to consolidate to get better and better,” he said.
The former CBN governor noted that the battle for the Anambra governorship election on November 6 is the Lord’s, expressing optimism that the party will win.
“At the last election, APGA won 21 out of 21 LGAs, and 80 percent of the seats at the state house of assembly. But we won’t take any vote for granted. We will work hard to earn every vote. We will triple our efforts and campaign everywhere.
“Once again, let me thank you all for this overwhelming mandate and to say finally, the battle going forward is the Lord’s. And I want to ask, ‘Who can battle with the Lord?” he said.