The Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo has denied being given conditions by Govermor Willie Obiano for him to be support him to contest the November 6 governorship election and become his successor.
Charles Soludo who cleared the air during a Thank You visit to the governor at Aguleri said that Willie Obiano had no interest in any condition and did not discuss such with him, during and after the primary or the governorship election.
According to him, the governor’s interest is to project Anambra high.
Willie Obiano said, “His obsession is to ensure that I continue with the good works he has done in the state. My deputy and I will work hard, every minute of the day to make him proud and make Anambra proud too.
“I say thank you a billion times for your support. There would have been a dozen and one reason to walk away from me, but you were resolute. Your expectations to make Anambra proud must be met.
“Some believed that APGA would die in his administration, but God intervened,”
In his speech, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor who was part of the delegate urged the incoming governor to ensure that he sustains the tempo of development in the state and continue with the legacies of the Willie Obiano administration.
Bishop Ezeokafor, who is also a member of the OAU, called for maximum collaboration between the outgoing administration and the incoming one.
On his part, National Vice President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Okeke Ogene described the election and Charles Soludo’s victory as one that has raised the pride of the Igbo globally.
He said that governor Willie Obiano had completed lofty projects in the state, such as the Anambra airport, the stadium and the international convention center, which would be completed before the end of his tenure.
Ogene added, “Governor Willie Obiano is a giant achiever.”
Also, the traditional ruler of Enugwu Umuoyia Community, Igwe Nnebechukwu Ezeamama, who also doubles as the Chairman, OAU Traditional Rulers Council, hailed Willie Obiano for choosing the best candidate from OAU.
Wife of the former Vice President, Dr. Ifeoma Ekwueme, thanked God for the victory of APGA, despite the turmoil that the opposition planned to distort the election.