Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Soludo, has expressed that he is still in the Anambra State governorship race despite the exclusion of his name from the list of candidates for the November 6 election which was published by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Soludo emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in a primary election conducted by the mainstream members of the party on July 23.
However, INEC published Chukwuma Udoji as the authentic candidate of APGA in the poll based on court order.
Udoji had emerged as the candidate of the party in a primary election conducted by a factional national chairman of the party, Jude Okeke.
Reacting to the INEC publication, Soludo in a statement by his media aide, Joe Anatune, said he would contest the November 6 election despite the odds.
The statement read, “The Chukwuma Soludo Campaign has been briefed on a publication by the Independent National Electoral Commission where Honourable Chukwuma Umeorji has been published as the candidate of the APGA in the November 6, 2021, gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
“The INEC publication is based on a judgment by a High Court in Jigawa State, and the electoral body sensibly wrote that its inclusion of Umeorji as a candidate in the election is “By Judgment.”