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Anambra: Oby Ezekwesili heads Soludo’s transition committee

Anambra State’s governor-elect, Prof Charles Soludo, has appointed former Minister of Information, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, as the chairperson of his transition committee.

It was learnt that the inauguration of the committee will take place on Thursday, January 20, at the Agulu Lake (Golden Tulip) Hotel, Awka.

Soludo, who was the Central Bank of Nigeria governor between 2004 and 2009, was declared winner of Anambra Governorship election on November 6, 2021, after a supplementary election was held in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

He won 19 of the 21 local governments areas including Ihiala LGA.

Sixty-one-year-old Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party polled 21,261 votes came fourth.

A Federal High Court, Abuja has also dismissed a suit, challenging the qualification of the Governor-elect, Charles Soludo, and his Deputy Governor-elect, Onyeka Ibezim, for the Nov. 6 Anambra governorship election.

Delivering judgment, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, dismissed the suit on the grounds that it lacked merit.

Taiwo, who described the suit as a waste of judicial time, said the court could not be used to truncate the country’s democracy.

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