Soludo Fever Grips Anambra, As PDP Holds Stakeholders Meeting Tomorrow

By Chuks Collins, Awka   |   18 December 2009   |   10:00 pm  

Soludo was literally mobbed by the surging crowd, who anxiously waited all morning at the Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu for his 10.30 am flight from Abuja, where he had gone to witness the apex court ruling.

 

The crowd manhandled the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor right from the airport down to Awka, where there was a grand reception and series of meetings at his campaign headquarters.

Over 2,000 supporters were at the airport to receive him, after which he drove in a convoy to Awka, with the train ending at the campaign office where another crowd gathered to welcome him.

In a brief ceremony, which was full of prayers and praises to God for ensuring that the Supreme Court upheld the ambition of Soludo, the former CBN boss thanked all his supporters for their long suffering and belief in the dream, adding that the apex court ruling had further confirmed the ambition as divine project.

He thanked and praised their support, prayers and show of concern all through his travail. He acknowledged being aware of the daunting challenges involved before accepting to go on the “operation rescue Anambra” mission, hence he was mentally and physically very well prepared.

He used the occasion to again thank the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, for remaining the last hope of the oppressed, while urging his supporters to be prepared for an effective issue-based campaign across the state.

In preparation for aggressive mobilisation and campaign across the various wards and local councils, the PDP has scheduled a meeting of all stakeholders in the state for tomorrow at the Emmaus House, in Awka, ostensibly to review strategies for the commencement of full-blown campaigns.

Meanwhile the Igbo Youth Movement, (IYM), has congratulated Soludo on his victory at the Supreme Court.

In a statement yesterday, IYM President Elliot Uko said Soludo’s “courage in confronting the forces of darkness that have held Anambra State hostage for a decade must be commended by all.”

“We salute his commitment to the masses and progeny and wish him God’s speed,” the IYM stated. “Light will always triumph over darkness. We plead with Ndi Anambra to vote Prof. Soludo in and turn Anambra around for the good of Ndigbo as a whole.”



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