Soludo Promoters USA, one of the Diasporan Support Groups who campaigned and worked vigorously in support of Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s emergence as Governor-elect of Anambra State has asserted that it made the right choice in supporting Soludo’s candidacy
On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the highly influential group held a zoom meeting anchored by the National President Chief Patrick Okpala, (Obisaambala), to review the progress made so far by the group as well as discuss issues relating to the newly inaugurated Anambra Government Transition Committee, the in-coming government and the Diaspora relationship to the in-coming Soludo government
Chief Okpala formally welcomed all the members to the zoom meeting and gave a summary of his visit to Nigeria (Anambra state) during the gubernatorial election last year after the opening prayers was rendered by Engr Chike.
Lady Rita Evans, the Secretary of the group also gave a brilliant update on the last meeting held by the association which covered some of the activities rendered by the group during the electioneering campaign. These include radio jingles, newspaper adverts and other sundry activities to support Soludo’s candidacy during the campaign
Chief Okpala thereafter expressed appreciation to Mrs Uche Ezechukwu for her immense contributions; Chief Tony Opene, the PRO, for his advice and financial support and many other cerebral members who contributed in one way or the other to the group’s success and its activities
Chief Okpala in his formal report, reeled out some sterling achievements initiated by the group as part of its contributions during the just concluded governorship election. Some of these contributions include the sponsoring of voters registration enlightenment and sensitization campaign, provision of logistics assistance for the people during election day and several other engagements and support-related activities rendered by the group to the people back home
Chief Okpala asserted that the group never sat on the fence nor on the sideline but work conscientiously and assiduously with an abiding commitment to ensure that the best candidate emerged as the Governor-elect of Anambra State
Chief Okpala also singled out Hon Chinedu Nwoye (Glamour), Chairman of All Soludo Support Groups, (ASSG), and Prince Neville Uchendu (Mayor of Atlanta) for their exceptional support for the group in Nigeria.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting an excellent election devoid of ghost or multiple voting. He reiterated that the performance and functionalities of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed by INEC was impressive and deserving of commendation despite the initial system glitches
Chief Okpala reiterated further that after the election, there was palpable joy and general calmness in Anambra State and across the nation as the people were happy with the outcome of the election. He emphasised this was so because the election was credible, free and fair with the emergence of a good candidate in the person of Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo
He further reported that the group placed congratulatory messages in both the Erudite Magazine and Anambra Broadcasting Service, (ABS), Awka, to felicitate with the Governor-elect and the people of Anambra State.
He asserted that the group activities were highly visible and far-reaching!
Dr Pat Ibe, a staunch member of the group, implore participants during the zoom meeting to ask questions in regards to what has been reported or discussed so far. Dr Scholastica Iloghalu gave some profound advice and suggestions as contributions with other participants which will be compiled in a presentation form for the in-coming Governor, who will formally assume office on Thursday, March 17, 2022