A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, has said that the Governor of the state, Willie Obiano Wants to hand over to him.
Soludo who was on Wednesday attacked by gunmen in his homework, Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of the state spoke on Thursday while featuring on Channels Television programme, “Politics Today.”
According to Soludo, Obiano Wants him as his replacement in order to maintain his legacy as governor of the state.
However, the former CBN boss stated that he will prefer that APGA conduct an open ballot voting during the party primary later in the year.
He said, “More recently, I have begun to indicate that yes, if my party grants me the honour of flying their ticket, then I will be on the ballot by the grace of God. I guess what is fuelling the theories of the political motivation of what happened (on Wednesday) is that many people feel while the election might be for us to lose if we are on the ballot, some people feel the only way to have their chance is if Soludo was not on the ballot.”
“As to why Governor Obiano might have a choice of Soludo rather than the others, I must give it to the governor. He is very focused on legacy. He is focused on Anambra, he loves the state and his preoccupation every time we talk is his search for a successor; he is really looking for somebody who can effectively build on the foundation that he is laying and to take Anambra higher.
“There are very few people who have that kind of transition actually. Many people look for millions and people who carry their handbags but he (Obiano) is looking for competence, experience and knowledge. He is also responding to the wide demand of the people of Anambra across political parties, it is not just APGA that is demanding that they need a Soludo this time,” he added.