The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Chukwuma Soludo has made known his intention to contest in the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial election.
According to a report , Soludo declared his interest in the race on Thursday, February 18, in Awka, the capital of the state.
The apex bank’s former boss said if given the mandate, he will consolidate on the economic reforms of Governor Willie Obiano through his international network.
The famous technocrat will be contesting for the governorship seat on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Soludo praised Obiano for his impressive work to reduce the rate of poverty in the state, an effort which he said has been recognized by the Federal Bureau of Statistics.
“In 2010, Federal Bureau of Statistics conducted a survey and said the poverty rate in Anambra was 53 percent.
“In 2020, it conducted another survey and said poverty rate had gone down to 14.7 percent, what else can you use to measure good governance.
“Anambra is doing well under Obiano and my mission is to continue and complete all the legacy projects of the governor.”
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