The governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Anambra State November 6 poll, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has asserted the state is so complicated for a school certificate holder to aspire to oversee.
Soludo who spoke at the Dr Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the state capital on Friday during the inauguration of the APGA National Campaign Council for Anambra poll, said the state had outgrown being governned with such lowly educational qualification.
INEC had on Thursday published a list of candidates for the Anambra Governorship election wherein most of the candidates presented school certificates as their highest qualifications
Soludo said, “APGA has a star-studded team for this election and it is the party with the best brains.
“Look at other political parties and their candidates, and you will find out that they have just First School Leaving Certificate and others WASC as their highest qualification.
“Is it First School Leaving Certificate and WASC that they will use to govern Anambra? Anambra has outgrown such kind of state and you cannot use those certificates to govern Anambra. Look at my running mate, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, a medical doctor. You can’t beat our team.”
Soludo thanked God for the the Appeal Court judgment that gave him victory over Chuma Umeoji who earlier published by INEC as the party’s candidate, adding that with the judgment, there was no longer anything like faction in APGA.
He added that: “APGA will contest for every vote, in every ward, in every church, in every local government, and we are confident of victory.”
The APGA National Chairman , Dr Victor Oye said, “APGA has grown above destruction. We are warning those who are working towards destroying the party to desist from doing so, or they will be destroyed.
“Anambra people have spoken, and they want soludo. Let those vying for governor against Soludo bring their certificate let’s see. We have a candidate that has first class in every level of his education. He is a renowned professor of Economics and a former CBN governor.
“Let that candidate who is assembling governors from everywhere to come to Anambra, come and show us his certificate first. He has none. We will remain steadfast and continue to pray and we hope that victory trumpet will sound on November 6. Soludo has won the election already and we are confident of it.
The state governor, Willie Obiano, was nominated the chairman of the APGA national campaign council for the poll.