…promises to cater for Kanu
Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Charles Soludo has called for the immediate and unconditional release of detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Soludo who made the demand during the APGA Campaign kick-off in Awka, said he was ready to stand surety if the detained IPOB leader could not be released unconditionally.
He promised to cater for Kanu and also offered to bring him to the authorities any time he was required.
He said, “I am making a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. If he cannot be released unconditionally, i want him released to me and i will stand surety for him
“We need Nnamdi Kanu in the roundtable conversation to discuss the insecurity in the Southeast. We must end insecurity in the South East and we need Nnamdi Kanu to be around.”
Earlier, Soludo was elected National Leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) by the National Executive Committee (NEC) via a voice vote during the Party’s NEC meeting.
The certificate was formally presented to Governor Soludo by the National Chairman of the Party, Ozonkpu Victor Oye in the presence of all the NEC members
Receiving the certificate as the new national leader of the party, Soludo described the position as a great pleasure, with a sense of humility and gratitude to God.
“This has humbled me! I’m feeling the weight of history right now. The APGA is a coalition of all progressives. I feel the weight of our forebearers and those who have sacrificed their lives to ensure the survival of this great party.
“There was a grand progressive alliance in the first and second republics that included the UPN, RPP, NPP, and others.
“All of the progressives are dispersed throughout this republic. APGA is a 21-year-old political party that was the first to be registered with the word “progressives” in its name.
“All progressives call APGA home. It’s a history with two leaders, and I’m honored to be the third ” Governor Soludo continued.
“I must pay tribute to my predecessors, Late Sir Chukwuemeka Ojukwu of blessed memory, the first National Leader of APGA, Chief Willie Obiano, my immediate predecessor as the APGA’s second leader, and here I am.
“I pledge to work every day with all of you, our thronging members, so that all progressives in Nigeria will know that APGA is their home.
“APGA is the third largest political party in Nigeria and will grow from strength to strength. When the country is ready, APGA will be there to provide the true progressivism that Nigeria craves.
“APGA has the potential to make Nigeria the world’s largest black nation. APGA has the potential to expand its domain in Nigeria. We have representation in the Governorship, House of Representatives, and National House of Assembly.
“We have a responsibility to work very hard to maintain and expand our pace.
“This great party has my personal commitment. I came to this platform after many thoughtful years, and I read the party’s constitution and manifesto. It is the first political party to pledge support for true federalism.
“APGA is still the road map to a better Nigeria. I will uphold this party’s principles.”