I am not a member of APC – Soludo replies Political Pundits


Former governor of the Central Bank of Nige­ria, CBN, Prof. Chuk­wuma Soludo, has dis­missed reports that he was interested in contesting this year’s Anambra gubernato­rial election under the plat­form of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said he was not a member of the APC and could not be contesting for its party nomination.

The state chairman of the party, Mr. Emeka Ibe, yes­terday claimed that Soludo was among the contenders for the party’s nomination for the Anambra governor­ship election.

“We just discovered that Prof Soludo has not regis­tered as a member of our party in his ward. And you know the journey begins from the ward,” he was quoted as saying.

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“He is a big friend of us and a big friend to the APC Federal Government, but he must first register at his ward level before any other thing.

“For Mrs Uche Ekwunife, we just discovered that she might not want to run for this year’s governorship in the state.

“For these reasons we have decided to drop their names from the list of the governorship aspirants in the forthcoming election in the state on the platform of our party”, he added.

But Soludo, who ex­pressed surprise at the APC’s claim, said he had received several calls, texts and emails seeking clarifi­cation on the matter since appearance of the said pub­lications.


“I also sought and ob­tained the phone number of the said state chairman and spoke to him in order to ascertain the veracity of the story,” he said in a state­ment yesterday.

“I wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and could therefore not be contesting for its party nomination”, he declared.

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