- A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has expressed optimism that Prof. Chukwuma Soludo will do well in Anambra State as governor.
He said with Soludo as the governor of the state, the people of the state will begin to see Anambra as the true light of the nation.
Obi spoke to journalists Thursday, after attending Soludo’s inauguration.
It will be Obi’s first time to visit the Government House since leaving office eight years ago.
Obi said he came on the invitation of the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Soludo. Obi had helped Willie Obiano to office as governor eight years ago, but both men later developed a strained relationship.
“Anambra will witness economic growth and accelerated development given Soludo’s antecedents as a renown economist who has been consulting for financial institutions in Africa and beyond.
“I am always in anywhere or place where discussions on how to build Anambra or Nigeria is discussed. I am happy to build Anambra State as the light of the nation.” The former governor said of the new governor.
He added that his commitment all along has been to build a better nation, a better society, adding that he was happy that he had not deviated from that line of thought.
He added that he had listened to what Governor Soludo said and was convinced that from his background, he was committed to education, security and uplifting the plights of the poor.
“He is committed to ensuring that our children are in school, provide security and uplift the poor. He will build on anything he has in his agenda with critical place of development to bring people out of poverty,” Obi said.