From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha

The former National Auditor of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Pro-Chancellor of Olivia University, Burundi, Sir Paul Chukwuma, has said that he will defeat the incumbent Anambra State governor, Prof. Charles Soludo if he wins APC governorship ticket in 2025.

Chukwuma, also one of the party’s founding fathers in Anambra, promised to elevate the party far and above any other political party in the state and the South East geopolitical zone.

He stated this in his country home, Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area, during a consultative meeting with the party chairmen from the 326 wards in the state, including 21 local government chairmen, three Senatorial zonal working committees and members of state working committee.

The meeting was led by the state party chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike, during which Chukwuma confirmed his interest in contesting for the Anambra governorship seat currently occupied by Prof.  Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

He said besides organising regular seminars and interactive meetings at all levels of the party leadership, he revealed his commitment to giving the APC an overwhelming support base, financial backing, unrivalled motivation and confidence amidst political parties.

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He noted that all these efforts were to ensure that no other party in Anambra State would stand before APC’s victory in the fast-approaching 2025 governorship election.

He further used the occasion to announce the donation of a brand new State secretariat as well as three zonal offices and grassroots offices in the 326 electoral wards of Anambra State.

He said, “Henceforth, never again will APC be lost in the crowd or relegated to the background in the state.

“I have now provided a new State office, Zonal offices, and 326 Wards offices. I have also provided funds for regular monthly meetings for constant interactions among members.

“I insist that we all as APC members must be very proud of the party. We must have a distinct uniform that will always stand us out as APC members. We must wear it with pride, after all, we are the national ruling party.”

Chukwuma who was flanked by a Board of Trustee member of the party, Chief Ralph Okeke, the state party chairman, Basil Ejidike, Chief Ifeanyi Ibezi, Chinedu Elumuno, former members of the Federal House of Representatives and other party top brass in the state also presented booklets for registration of members.

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