Charles Soludo, a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank has won the governorship primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) held on Wednesday in Awka, the Anambra state capital.
Soludo, a professor of econometrics was the CBN governor from 2004 to 2009. He had been disqualified earlier by a faction of the party headed by Jude Okeke, along with other aspirants.
However, National Chairman of the party, Victor Oye told citizens to disregard the news about ProfSoludo’s disqualification.
“This moment is God’s time, and God’s time is the time,” Mr Soludo said in his acceptance speech after the primary.
Mr Soludo said he was grateful to the party delegates, the leadership of APGA and the state Governor Willie Obiano for electing him as the party governorship candidate.
In April, Soludo was attacked by gunmen in his hometown of Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, during a political gathering.
Three police officers who were protecting him were shot dead in the attack.
By Abel Ejikeme