Charles Soludo

Soludo presents N170bn revised draft budget, declares emergency on roads

Soludo presents N170bn revised draft budget, declares emergency on roads

By Tony Oraeki, Awka Anambra state governor Charles Soludo of Anambra on Thursday presented a revised draft budget of N170 billion for 2022 to the state House of Assembly for approval. The state Assembly had on Dec.9, 2021, passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill of N141.9 billion, presented by the immediate past governor, Dr Willie Obiano, for approval. Soludo, said the purpose of the 2022 Revised budget was to reflect current realities, challenges, priorities of the new administration and the dire needs of residents in Anambra. He said that the budget was made up of N108 billion capital expenditure, accounting for…
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Ex-Gov Obiano’s wife, Ebelechukwu, slaps Bianca Ojukwu at Soludo’s inauguration

Ex-Gov Obiano’s wife, Ebelechukwu, slaps Bianca Ojukwu at Soludo’s inauguration

Drama ensued on Thursday at the inauguration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the Governor of Anambra when the wife of outgoing Gov. Willie Obiano, Ebelechukwu, slapped Mrs Bianca Ojukwu at the event. A NAN correspondent who was at the scene of the event reports that the incident occurred immediately after Soludo took his oath of office. Dignitaries including Obiano were already seated when Mrs Obiano stepped in and moved to the front row where the widow of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu was seated and slapped her. The action drew the attention of security agents and some personalities who pulled Mrs Obiano…
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Oby, Utomi, Greg Ibe, others make Anambra 2022 Governorship Transition Committee List

Oby, Utomi, Greg Ibe, others make Anambra 2022 Governorship Transition Committee List

This is to announce the constitution of a Transition Committee which will liaise with a team set up by the government of Anambra State to ensure a seamless transition from the Governor Willie Obiano’s administration to a Chukwuma Charles Soludo-led administration as from 17th March, 2022. The full Terms of Reference for the Committee as well as its mode of operation will be communicated during the inauguration/first plenary sessions scheduled for 19- 22nd January, 2022 at the Golden Tulip (Agulu Lake) Hotel, Anambra State. Members are expected to arrive on Wednesday, 19th while the inauguration and first plenary sessions start…
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Anambra election: APC, ADP, nine others challenge Chukwuma Soludo’s victory

Anambra election: APC, ADP, nine others challenge Chukwuma Soludo’s victory

Just as Anambra citizens were about to witness a first-ever unchallenged governorship election in the tribunal, 11 political parties among them All Progressives Congress (APC) and Action Democratic Party (ADP) yesterday filed their petitions at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Awka. It was 48 hours to the statutory 21 days stipulated by the Electoral Act for filing of petitions. The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, was declared winner of the election after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) concluded the election on November 9. APC’s Senator Andy Uba in his petition asked the tribunal…
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Our grouse against Soludo’s election – Andy Uba’s lawyer

Our grouse against Soludo’s election – Andy Uba’s lawyer

Andy Uba would have won the election if it was conducted properly, the lawyer says. Benchuks Nwosu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State, has stated their grouse against Charles Soludo’s victory in the just concluded governorship election in the state. Mr Soludo, a professor of economics and the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), defeated the APC candidate, Andy Uba, and 16 others by a wide margin in the November 6 election. While others have congratulated Mr Soludo, Mr Uba, a former senator, has rejected the election results. “According Andy Uba, a lot…
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