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Soludo rejects ‘His Excellency’ title as Obiano shuns transition inauguration c’ttee
South East

Soludo rejects ‘His Excellency’ title as Obiano shuns transition inauguration c’ttee

By: Awesome Ekene Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has rejected the title, ‘His Excellency’. He rather chose to be simply addressed as Prof Chukwuma Soludo. Speaking during the inauguration of the 80-man inuaguration transition committee, Soludo asked those who find it inappropriate to address his as Charlie Nwangbafor’ can feel free to call him Mr Governor. The former CBN Governor explained that some of such little mistakes were things that would be addressed during the meeting. He said: “I was called His Excellency a while ago, but may I plead that that Excellency tag should please wait for now. “That is part of what we will discuss in this committee. You may just need to learn how to call me by my name, but if that isn’t good for you, then, may I req...
Stop frequenting my house, prepare your CV for interview – Soludo tells prospective commissioners
South East

Stop frequenting my house, prepare your CV for interview – Soludo tells prospective commissioners

By: Awesome Ekene Anambra Governor-elect, Prof Charles Soludo has advised those eyeing various positions under his administration to stop frequenting his Isuofia country home in Aguata local government area but prepare their CVs ahead of the swearing in ceremony when the panel would be set up. Soludo spoke through the Coordinator Anambra Leadership Forum, Mr Samuel Ejimofor. He said prospective members of the Anambra Executive Council under Soludo's stewardship might officially apply to be part of government instead of the old order of making recommendations by some tin gods in the area. He said applicants might likely write applications, attach their certificates and curriculum vitae and go through oral and written interviews before a panel of judges to merit their positions....
Pay minimum wage, gratuities or risk mass protest – NLC warns Soludo
South East

Pay minimum wage, gratuities or risk mass protest – NLC warns Soludo

By: Awesome Ekene The Nigeria Labour Congress in Anambra State has urged the governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo to pay minimum wage and arrears of gratuities due to state workforce or be ready to face the wrath of workers. It said the State was yet to implement the new minimum wage, stating that the workforce would engage Soludo on that immediately after his swearing in on March 17, 2022. The state chairman, Chinwe Nwizu, in her new year message to workers of the State said Soludo would also be compelled to pay arrears of gratuities owed retirees from 2018. She raised the alarm over a plot to destabilize the workforce in the state, calling for the workers' unity in the state to enable them achieve their goals. She said," We assure you that this administration shall assidu...
Anambra monarch advises Soludo to run a lean government
Anambra 2021

Anambra monarch advises Soludo to run a lean government

By: Awesome Ekene Traditional ruler of Omor Kingdom in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Oranu Chidume has advised the governor-elect, Prof. Charles Soludo to run a lean government. He also urged him to work with professionals desirous to hit the ground running with policies capable of transforming the economic viability of state to abundance of wealth. Addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Ayamelum, the monarch further praised Governor Willie Obiano over the cargo and passenger airport that commenced flight operations on Tuesday. He said the airport would impact positively on the economic development of the state and the South East region as a whole. Describing Obiano as a serial achiever for the notable landmark projects he carried out in the state, Chidume...
NCF congratulates Soludo, pleads for specific responsibilities
South East

NCF congratulates Soludo, pleads for specific responsibilities

By: Isaac Ojo The Northern Christian Forum (NCF) has congratulated the winner of the last month Anambra State governorship election, Prof Charles Soludo. The president of the forum, Pastor Averson Andrew flanked by some of his officials congratulated the governor elect during an interactive session with journalists in Awka. He noted that the election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is divinely arranged as the battle of life is neither for the swiftest nor the strongest. Pastor Andrew pointed out that the members of NCF have been contributing their own quota toward the growth and development of Anambra State in particular and South East in general individually and collectively. He particularly appreciated the good people of the state for being good host to the ...
Obiano, Soludo’s defection to APC rumor childish – APGA
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Obiano, Soludo’s defection to APC rumor childish – APGA

By: Awesome Ekene The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has described as childish and lie from the pit of hell alleged plan by the incumbent governor of Anambra State , Willie Obiano, and the Governor-elect of the state, Prof Chukwuma Soludo to dump their party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). The National Co-ordinator of APGA Media Warriors Forum, Chinedu Obigwe, who refuted the story on Monday at a press briefing in Awka, said Obiano had never promised anybody that both of them would join APC if Soludo won the election. It was rumoured shortly after the November 6 governorship poll that Obiano and Soludo would dump APGA for APC as one of the conditions given to them by powers that be to allow a free and fair poll in the state. Besides, Obiano had paid a visit to...
Perish plans of dragging Soludo to election tribunal – Kinsmen warn guber losers
Anambra 2021

Perish plans of dragging Soludo to election tribunal – Kinsmen warn guber losers

By: Awesome Ekene People of Aguata in Anambra State have warned governorship candidates from Anambra South zone in the just concluded November 6 poll threatening to head to the Election Petition Tribunal against the victory of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as Governor-elect to perish the idea or face the wrath of the people of the zone. The indigenes, under the aegies of Nzukora, Old Aguata Union (OAU) Anambra State traders stressed that Soludo should not be distracted by his own kinsmen. The Coordinator General, Comrade Peter Okala, in an open letter to the chairman of OAU worldwide, Igwe Promise Eze of Umunze, made available to newsmen on Sunday, urged the guber losers to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship in the interest of peace and tranquility. He said, "After a wide consultatio...
Be wary of rapacious politicians – Ex Police Chief warns Soludo
South East

Be wary of rapacious politicians – Ex Police Chief warns Soludo

By: Awesome Ekene Former Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke, has expressed confidence on the ability of Anambra State governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo to deliver on his mandate. He however advised him to be wary of greedy and rapacious politicians if he must succeed.  Addressing reporters in his country home, Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state, Okeke said he strongly believed on Soludo's promise to use his international connection to transform the state. He congratulated the governor-elect on his resounding victory at the poll, but advised him to learn from former governors who failed by listening to selfish politicians; as well as those who succeeded by avoiding greedy politicians. He said, "For Soludo to succeed in...
Soludo condoles Dangote over brother’s death
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Soludo condoles Dangote over brother’s death

By: Awesome Ekene Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo has commiserated with the Dangote family over the death of Alhaji Sanni Dangote, younger brother of Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Soludo said he is saddened and pained with the sudden death of Sanni Dangote who he described as a thorough-bred business tycoon who made significant contributions in the growth of the nation's economy. He said as an established businessman with investments in key sectors of the nation's economy in the areas of manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services, Alhaji Sanni Dangote's remarkable contributions in the Nigerian economy was worthy of commendation. Extending his profound condolences to the Dangote family, the former CBN governor prayed to God to grant the family the f...
Declare state of emergency on Anambra roads on assumption of office – IPAN tells Soludo
South East

Declare state of emergency on Anambra roads on assumption of office – IPAN tells Soludo

By: Awesome Ekene Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria, IPAN, has congratulated winner of the 2021 Anambra Governorship election, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo. National President of IPAN, Comrade Lawrence Onuzulike, in a chat with newsmen, charged him to urgently declare State of Emergency on roads once he is sworn in next year. He urged him to ensure a harmonious relationship between him and his predecessor, Governor Willie Obiano, to further sustain the unity of "nke'a bu nkeanyi." Comrade Onuzulike regretted the dilapidated condition of Anambra roads, adding that it had contributed to incessant traffic jam in the state. He however all candidates involved in the November 6 Governorship election to accept the outcome of the election and allow peace to prevail. He said, "This electi...
NAUTH sets to partner Anambra governor-elect
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NAUTH sets to partner Anambra governor-elect

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi says she is ready to partner with the Anambra State governor elect, Prof Charles Soludo. This fact was contained in a press release signed by the Chief Medical Dirctor/Chief Executive Officer of the health institution, Dr Joe Ugboaja. The CMD/CEO of NAUTH said "It is with immense pleasure and gratitude to God that I, on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi congratulate our Governor- Elect Prof Chukwuma Soludo on his overwhelming success at the governorship election. "Sir, We are happy that God has ordained you as our Chief servant at this point in time because you are most eminently qualified to lead our state to the next level. "We are particularly impressed wit...
Controversy as APC Publicity Secretary battle position in Anambra party
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Controversy as APC Publicity Secretary battle position in Anambra party

The Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC had at the weekend announced the removal of its Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife. The state chairman of the party, Basil Ejidike who disclosed this to newsmen, said Okelo who was suspended in June this year had continued to parade himself as the Publicity secretary. He said he appeared on a national television recently to congratulate the All Progressives Grand Alliance governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo who was declared winner of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra. Ejidike said, ”Okelo was suspended in June this year. We were surprised that he has continued to parade himself as the publicity Secretary of the party. That ought not be. "On behalf of APC Anambra State, we wish to clearly state that...
Anambra poll: Andy Uba’s kinsmen threaten frustration of suit against Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Andy Uba’s kinsmen threaten frustration of suit against Soludo

The 45 communities that make up Old Aguata Union, OAU, under the aegies of OAU traders in Anambra state on Sunday vowed to frustrate Sen. Andy Uba's suit at the Election Petition Tribunal against Prof. Chukwuma Soludo that emerged winner in the just concluded Governorship election. Controller General of the union, comrade Peter Okala disclosed this at a summit in Nkpor, Idemili North local Government Area of the State. He said Nkpor summit was designed by the union cacaus and kindreds of Senator Andy Uba, to take stock of the election that saw the emergence of their own son and brother. He said, "We thank Nigerians, INEC, security operatives and IPOB who on ensuring that a man of the people emerged, suspended its sit-at-home order it earlier made adding that, "it gave room for th...
If I didn’t die after my removal as governor, I won’t die over November poll – Uba
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If I didn’t die after my removal as governor, I won’t die over November poll – Uba

Candidate of November 6 Anambra governorship election, Sen. Andy Uba on Sunday said he was heading to court following what he termed "discoveries that showed that the declaration of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as the governor-elect was faulty. Uba, in a statement signed by Director, Media and Publicity, Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation (SAUGCO) Hon. Victor Afam Ogene said preliminary examination showed that APC and its candidate had grounds to challenge the declaration of Soludo as governor-elect. He however said since he did not die when he was removed after 17 days of been sworn in as governor by the Surpreme Court of Nigeria, the current development would not hurt him. He maintained that power belongs to God who alone determined who he would entrust it to. The ...
Soludo’s emergence blessing to Ndigbo, says CG-IPOB
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Soludo’s emergence blessing to Ndigbo, says CG-IPOB

Pro-Biafra activists under the platform of Customary Government of Indigenous People of Biafra (CG-IPOB) have assured Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of their support. Leader of the group, Barr. Emeka Emekesiri in a felicitation message described Soludo's emergence as a blessing to the Igbo nation. He said the CG-IPOB believed in the struggle for self-determination by the rule of law, politics and diplomacy. Emekesiri who doubles as chairman of the Governing Council of the pro-Biafra group said the CG-IPOB was delighted to congratulate Prof. Soludo on his victory at the polls to emerge as the Executive Governor of Anambra State. The lawyer said the CG-IPOB saw it as a well-deserved victory, adding that the activists would have been surprised if Soludo did n...
Your victory a righteous expression – Moghalu tells Soludo
Anambra 2021

Your victory a righteous expression – Moghalu tells Soludo

Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Dr. George Moghalu has congratulated former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, on his emergence as the Governor-elect of Anambra State in the just concluded governorship election in the state. In a congratulatory letter, he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Lokoja, Moghalu also congratulated the people of Anambra State on the successful conduct of the election. The letter further stated that, with Soludo’s antecedents as an accomplished professional, he believed the Anambra governor-elect would bring his experience and expertise to bear. The letter reads, "On behalf of my family and the Moghalu Campaign Organisation and Support Group, I write to congratulate y...
Your sacrifice in voting for me won’t be in vain – Soludo
Anambra 2021

Your sacrifice in voting for me won’t be in vain – Soludo

Anambra Governor-Elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on Friday promised not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the support and mandate in the Nov. 6 governorship election. He said the efforts and sacrifice of the people of Anambra would not be in vain, as he will justify the confidence reposed in him by the people of the state. The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stated this while receiving his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Awka. The certificate was presented to Soludo and his Deputy Governor-Elect, Dr Onyeka Ibezim by the INEC National Commissioner Supervising Anambra, Mr Festus Okoye. Soludo said, "Initially, there were tensed moments but this election happened in a unique way and we dedicate this victory to...
Andy Uba denies rejecting Anambra poll results
Anambra 2021

Andy Uba denies rejecting Anambra poll results

Candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, Senator Andy Uba has denied rejection of results of the just concluded governorship election in Anambra State. He said the news of rejecting the election results was false, adding that he would make an official statement after meeting with his Campaign team and party this weekend. In the press release signed by the Deputy Director, Media and Publicity of the Campaign, Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, SAUGCO, Uba maintained that he did not reject the election result as reported in some sections of the media. He appreciated those that supported his aspiration, particularly Mrs Nweke, an aged woman who approached him at Ebenebe during his campaign and pleased he should construct Ebenebe to Oba Ofemili road if he won. The statement reads, "Let me ...
INEC presents Certificate of Return to Soludo
Anambra 2021

INEC presents Certificate of Return to Soludo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed today(Friday, Nov 12,2021) for the presentation of the formal Certificate of Return to Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the eventual winner of the 2021 Anambra State Governorship election held at the weekend. Prof Soludo, a former governor of the nation’s Central Bank(CBN) won the keenly contested poll with a very wide margin to beat his closest rival, Chief Valentine Ozigbo of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)with 112, 229 votes to 53, 807 votes. Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came third with 43, 285 votes. The victorious Soludo contested on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which was the same as the outgoing incumbent, Gov Willie Obiano. Information from the public r...
Ex Assembly candidate ‘Obagoo’ Congratulates Prof Soludo
Anambra 2021

Ex Assembly candidate ‘Obagoo’ Congratulates Prof Soludo

Former House of Assembly candidate for Idemili North constituency, Hon Chinedu Nwoye popularly called 'Obagoo' has congratulated the winner of the Anambra State governorship election, Prof Charles Soludo. Obagoo, a PDP stalwart while addressing journalists in Awka said that the victory of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the guber polls is well deserved one. The former House of Assembly hopeful noted that Prof Soludo's victory would usher into Anambra State a new dawn. "Prof Soludo is the only governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who has also been elected a state governor, this record is a demonstration of his unusual capacity, brilliance and intelligence. "A new dawn has broken for our dear state, I very sure that the governor elect, a renowned egg...
Group wants Soludo to conduct LG election 6 months into his administration
Anambra 2021

Group wants Soludo to conduct LG election 6 months into his administration

Recover Nigeria Project (RNP) has given the governor elect, Prof Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) six months into his administration to conduct local government area election in Anambra State. The coordinator of RNP, Comrade Obi Ositadimma made this demand as part of his group charter of demands from the governor elect. Obi said that his group is satisfied with the election that produce the APGA candidate Prof Soludo who according to him is the best among all the candidates that took part in guber polls. He described the governor elect as one of Igbo first eleven noting that he saw his election victory coming as non of the other candidates can compare with him and that Prof Soludo is an all rounder. "I am not a psycophant but Soludo is the best. I h...
Anambra poll: Your victory not a surprise to us – NULGE tells Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Your victory not a surprise to us – NULGE tells Soludo

Nigerian union of local Government Employees Anambra state (NULGE), Anambra state has congratulated Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo on his victory as the Governor-elect of the state in the just concluded governorship election. The State President, Comrade Chikwelu Adigwe, in a statement on Thursday said the victory did not come to the Union as a surprise, saying it was a demonstration of the love the people of the state had for him. He expressed confidence that Soludo's influence would encourage workers' productivity, adding that the Union was looking forward to a harmonious working relationship. He said, "On behalf of the Nigerian union of local Government Employees Anambra state (NULGE), We congratulate His Excellency Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo (Charlie Nwamgbafor), the Governo...
DG, PDP Campaign Council congratulates Ndi-Anambra, Prof Soludo, 17 guber candidates
Anambra 2021

DG, PDP Campaign Council congratulates Ndi-Anambra, Prof Soludo, 17 guber candidates

The Dirctor General (DG) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2021 Campaign Council, Dr Alex Obiogbolu has congratulated Ndi-Anambra for a successful governorship election which held on November 6 in 20 Local Government Areas of the state and on November 9 at Ihiala LGA. Dr Obiogbolu's congratulatory message was contained in a press statement made available to journalists on Thursday. The DG, PDP Campaign Council, following on the heels of Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, the PDP candidate also congratulated the Governor-Elect of Anambra State, Professor Charles Soludo and the APGA Campaign Organisation for their victory noting that the victory is a case of “You win, I win” situation as this was a victory for Ndi Anambra, as those who wished the state doom were put to shame. Dr Obiogbolu p...
Deploy your experience to unlock Anambra – Chidoka tells Soludo
Anambra 2021

Deploy your experience to unlock Anambra – Chidoka tells Soludo

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has congratulated the winner of the Anambra State governorship election, Prof Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). He said the result of the November 6 governorship election represents the voice of the people of the state and a loud mandate to the winner. In a statement from his Special Assistant, Media, Ikechukwu Okafor, ex Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC extolled the leadership qualities of candidates of all the political parties, especially the PDP candidate Chief Valentine Ozigbo, whose exemplary campaign and decency would be long remembered. He urged Soludo to use his wealth of experience and knowledge to unlock Anambra State. Prof. Soludo should be humbled by this clear manda...
I’ll assist Soludo consolidate previous governors’ gains – Ngige
Anambra 2021

I’ll assist Soludo consolidate previous governors’ gains – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has congratulated winner of the November 6, 2021 Anambra State Governorship Election, Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Senator Ngige, in a goodwill message by his Media Office Wednesday, congratulated the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a resounding victory in the poll, saying it is a victory well deserved. He pledged his willingness to assist him consolidate the gains made by the previous governors. I will make available to him, human and material resources, to make another successful Governor in our dear State. The statement reads, “Ndi-Anambra have spoken with this resounding victory. Having contested in 2010 with Soludo, who was then the PDP candidate and...
Anambra poll: Ozigbo concedes defeat, congratulates Soludo
Anambra 2021

Anambra poll: Ozigbo concedes defeat, congratulates Soludo

Candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship election in Anambra state, Valentine Ozigbo has congratulated candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo for emerging victorious in the poll. He also congratulated his co-contenstants, saying they have demonstrated determination to ensure Anambra was better. In a statement signed by himself, Ozigbo pledged to hold the government in power accountable to ensure the welfare of the people was foremost in their actions at all times. The statement reads, "I have just called Professor Chukwuma Soludo and congratulated him on being declared the winner of the Anambra State governorship elections, 2021. I wished him well and prayed for his success. "Let me also use this...
Soludo declared winner of Anambra guber poll [See Full Results]
Anambra 2021

Soludo declared winner of Anambra guber poll [See Full Results]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Prof Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the Anambra state governorship election held Nov 6, 2021. According to the official election results declared by INEC early this morning(10 November 2021) at 01.41 AM, by the Returning Officer, Prof Florence Obih, declared that Prof Soludo of APGA scored 112, 229 valid votes to win the election. While Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 53, 807 votes; Senator Andy Uba of APC was third with 43, 285 votes, and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Progressives Party(YPP) scored 21, 261 votes to take the fourth position. The official results as listed by the INEC for the 2021 Anambra g...
Join forces with stakeholders to tackle Anambra, S’east challenges – Buhari tells Soludo
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Join forces with stakeholders to tackle Anambra, S’east challenges – Buhari tells Soludo

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo on his victory in the Anambra State gubernatorial election. Buhari in a statement enjoined him to rally other stakeholders to tackle the enormous challenges confronting Anambra State and the Southeast in general. The statement reads, "I congratulate Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) — and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee (PEAC) — on his victory in the Anambra State gubernatorial election. "I commend the security agencies for their determination to ensure that the election went on as smoothly as possible, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the su...
ACSONET congratulates Soludo, urges him to be magnanimous in victory
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ACSONET congratulates Soludo, urges him to be magnanimous in victory

Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET) a platform for Citizens and Non State Actors, has congratulated the newly-elected Governor of the state and standard bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, on his success at the poll. Chairman of the group, Prince Chris Azor who doubles as Citizens' Co-Chair Open Government Partnership (OGP) described the outcome of the election as a reflection of people's will. He implored Soludo to be magnanimous in victory and build partnerships for inclusive and participatory government. He enjoined the Governor-elect to uphold the tenets of good governance and open government commitments. It would be recalled that Anambra State under the incumbent Governor, Chief Willie Obiano signed up to Open Government...
I won’t disappoint Anambra people – Soludo
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I won’t disappoint Anambra people – Soludo

Candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Prof. Charles Soludo haspledged never to disappoint the people of Anambra state. In his acceptance speech few minutes after he was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, early Wednesday, Soludo said he would be the chief servant of all Anambra people. He said he accepted the outcome of the election and his emergency as governor-elect of Anambra State, promising to work hard everyday. “I accept the outcome of the election. To God be the glory. We are humbled by massive support of Nigerians and the whole country. “I will work hard everyday and I will never disappoint you,” he said, while Commiserate with those who died in the course of the poll. Describing the election as m...