Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has declared that he is not in the Anambra governorship election race to enrich himself.
Soludo, who is hoping to fly the flag of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6th election, insists he is running the race in order to develop his home state.
The ex-CBN Governor revealed this to some journalists in Awka on Saturday, February 27.
Prof Soludo said, “I have finished with the world, and I have also done my bit in Nigeria. I now want to help develop my own state. I am not running for this election so I can make money, or so I can enhance my CV. I am in this race to develop my home state. In my 30s, I achieved everything there was to be achieved. I have travelled to all continents of the world and consulted for over 20 top financial institutions of the world. I am here to change the state for good.”
Speaking further, the former CBN Governor said, “If anyone thinks that governance is about going to Abuja to collect money, use part of it to pay workers, and use the rest to award contracts, then that person is mistaken. If that is what governance is about, I won’t be in the race because that is something my grandmother can do. We are talking about using our contacts all over the world to generate funds that we can use to develop our state at little or no cost to us. It is something I can do, and by the way, I have not seen anyone who is in the race, who has the contacts I have or even the pedigree.”
He added, “We have touched many institutions and they changed, and it is time to touch Anambra. After all the work I have done in various places, I asked myself what else I can do as a sign of gratitude to God, and I said, let God use me as a gift to change Anambra State. That is why I am here.”