- Chukwuma Soludo, whose full name is Charles Chukwuma Soludo, is a professor of economics and the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the coming November 21, 2021 Anambra State Governorship Election
- Soludo, a one time Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is again throwing his cap into the ring as he seeks to succeed incumbent governor, Dr Willie Obiano
Winning the Anambra Governorship Polls will not be an easy ride for the former CBN Governor as there are many barriers standing in front of him to deal with if he nurses the ambition of being called the elected governor of Anambra state after the November Governorship Election.
The main advantage Soludo has is that he is the flagbearer of the ruling party in Anambra state, that is APGA. This could work in his favour if the voters think they are comfortable to continue sticking with APGA after Dr Willie Obiano.
Other main contenders like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) will not bring mats to lie down on before and during the casting of ballot. They will surely prove their mettle and would favour their chances of also winning the Election.
Soludo is popular in Anambra, but the truth is that his antecedents not just as a former CBN Governor would work in his favour, but mainly, what he has done in the past for his constituency, which is Anambra state.
If the professor turned politician has a record of philanthropy and listening ears in the past to the challenges of the good people of Anambra state, he could win the gubernatorial election.
Will the story of Dr Willie Obiano and Professor Chukwuma Soludo be that of the predecessor and successor, or the political forces and powers-that-be in Anambra state will reject Soludo?
Time will surely tell as political watchers and analysts continue to observe what will happen towards the Election as well as after it as the heavyweight political parties, that is APGA, PDP and APC battle themselves to win the hearts of the Anambra state electorate.