The Anambra Indigenes in the Diaspora have endorsed the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as their preferred candidate for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state.
The group disclosed this in a statement endorsed by former Mayor, Enfield England, UK, Ernest Ezeajughi, Mayor, Atlanta Georgia, USA, Prince Neville Uchendu and Chairman, Planning and Strategy Committee, Dr Michael Chukwujekwu and made available to reporters in Awka on Tuesday.
The group is made up of people living in the United States of America, Unitied Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Italy and India.
It said members’ decisions to pitch their tent on the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was informed by wide range of issues affecting the state especially on the forthcoming guber poll.
According to the statement, the group said it was concerned on the pedigree of who became the next governor of the state with a view to ensuring security of lives and property as well as advancement of development in all sectors.
The group plegded to mobilize forces in countries of their residence to galvanize development in the state if Soludo emerged as the next governor.
The statement reads in part, “After due considerations, the Anambra Indigenes in the Diaspora unanimously adopted Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as the preferred governorship candidate for the November 6 election.
“The Diasporas overwhelmingly request the entire Anambra people to align with, and support Prof. Soludo because the state is in serious need for sustenance of good governance.
“The candidates presented by other political parties are equally good, but our choice of Soludo is devoid of bias and done in the best interest of the state.
“The state needs an individual with the intellectual dynamics to steer the ship of the state to safe harbor considering the national and global socio-political and economic challenges.
“We are convinced that Soludo has the integrity, pedigree and visionary leadership accume to drive the state to the next level of development in infrastructure, human capital, industrial, education, health, agriculture and other sectors.”