I am not a member of APC- Soludo

Chidi Samuel

Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has distanced himself from the reports in the media associating him with  membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former CBN boss said today that he is not a member of APC and therefore, cannot contest the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state on the party’s platform.

Prof Soludo, made the clarification in a statement on Thursday in response to several calls, texts and emails, he said he received, seeking clarification on the matter.

According to Soludo, “I wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and cannot therefore contest for its party nomination.”

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“I have received hundreds of calls, texts and emails on the matter. Because of the pressure, I sought and obtained the phone contacts of the party chairman to ascertain the veracity of the story.

“I wish to clarify that I am not a member of the APC and therefore not seeking its party nomination.”

It will be recalled that  the chairman of the Anambra chapter of APC, Emeka Ibe had included Soludo’s names among those seeking the party’s ticket but he subsequently withdrew the name and that of Uche Ekwunife .

He said the party had since discovered that Soludo was yet to register at his ward as being speculated.

“Soludo has not registered from the ward level; Ekwunife has also not indicated interest in contesting,” he said.

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“We premised our action on the fact that Soludo is a friend of government and that a friend of government is assumed a friend of the party.” Ibe later explained.