Why I Didn’t Support Soludo Initially To Become Anambra Governor — Obasanjo

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Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he didn’t support Anambra State governor, Chukwuma Soludo to become governor of Anambra State, initially.


He said he worked closely with Soludo while he was president, and was impressed with his loyalty and lofty ideas, and when he approached him to seek his blessings that he wanted to be Anambra governor, he declined, telling him he would be more useful in a national or international role.

Obasanjo disclosed this on Saturday, during a ceremony to mark the first year in office of Soludo as governor of Anambra.

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The former president said: “Soludo was close to me as economic adviser when I was president, and never misadvised me even once. That was why I sent him to the Central Bank of Nigeria later on.

“Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Chukwuma Soludo were the best appointments that I made, while I was president.

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“When Soludo came to me when he wanted to be governor previously, I didn’t support him. Of course, I didn’t disguise my anger towards him. I told him he should be thinking of something national or international.

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