Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Peter Obi has expressed confidence that the newly sworn-in governor of the state, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, will perform creditably in Anambra State as governor.
According to him, Anambra State will witness economic growth and accelerated development, having regards to Professor Soludo’s antecedents as a renowned economist, who has been consulting for financial institutions in Africa and beyond.
Speaking to journalists yesterday during the swearing in ceremony of Professor Soludo as the governor of Anambra State, Mr Obi said he has listened to what Governor Soludo said during his inaugural speech and is convinced that the governor was committed to education, security and uplifting the plights of the poor.
Obi remarked that Governor Soludo’s commitment all along has been to build a better nation, a better society and that he was happy that he had not deviated from that line of thought, adding that the governor is committed to ensuring that Anambra State children are in school; providing security and uplifting the poor.
He also expressed optimism that Governor Soludo will build on anything he has in his agenda to bring people out of poverty and with Soludo as the Governor of the state, the people of the state will begin to see Anambra as the true light of the nation.
Obi said he attended the inauguration of the government of Soludo because he, Obi, is always anywhere or place where discussions on how to build Anambra or Nigeria is being discussed. I am happy to build Anambra State as the light of the nation.”
He further disclosed that he came on the invitation of the former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Soludo and that this will be his first time to visit the government house since after leaving office eight years ago.
Recall that Professor Chukwuma Soludo won the Anambra State Governorship seat on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.