Soludo attends St. Theresa’s Catholic Church for thanksgiving, visits Ekwulobia Correctional Centre


…Says “I am optimistic Obiano will soon be released.”

By Christian ABURIME

Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, on Sunday attended St.Theresa’s Catholic Church in Isuofia for thanksgiving

Governor Soludo who was  accompanied by his wife, Mrs Nonye Soludo were at the church to express appreciation and gratitude to God for His grace and protection

In his homily, the presiding Bishop, His Lordship, Most Rev’d Peter Ebere Okpaleke, Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, congratulated Prof Soludo on his ascendancy as the new Governor of the State.

Bishop Okpaleke advised Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo to always apply wisdom in his approach to governance. “Be a wise leader and the people will follow you faithfully”

The Bishop emphasised that the church has the authority to pray for those in  authority and Leadership position. He described Soludo as an intelligent man, adding that the government of an intelligent man must be well ordered to produce good dividends

The Bishop further said his message to the new Governor equally goes to the Deputy Governor, the Judiciary, Members of the State House of Assembly and the State Executive Council that will be formed later

In his remarks, Governor  Soludo expressed gratitude to God for His grace and protection. He told the congregation that there was really no need for elaborate celebration. He reaffirmed that he will never use the state resources for merry-making and ostentatious celebration but would rather be deployed for the fundamental needs of Ndi Anambra.

He expressed optimism that former Governor Willie Obiano whom he described as a good man and currently being detained by the EFFC will soon be released

He briefed the congregation of his activities over the past 72 hours he assumed office as Governor of Anambra State, this include his visit to Okpoko and the banning of the nefarious activities of touts (Agberos)  in the state 

Other dignitaries at the occasion include the Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim; Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly  Rt. Hon Uche Episeni Okafor including some Honourable Members of the House; Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu among others

In a related development, Governor Soludo also on the same day visited the Ekwulobia Correctional Centre where he called for speedy dispensation of justice in the nation’s judicial system

In another development,   Governor Soludo  has expressed hope that former Governor Willie Obiano who is currently being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will soon be released by the commission

Governor Soludo expressed this optimism during a Thanksgiving service held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Isuofia

Governor Soludo described the embattled former Governor as a good man who did his best in Anambra State

It will also be recalled that in his inaugural speech during his Inauguration, Soludo has also at that occasion paid glowing tribute to former Governor Willie Obiano describing him as an honourable gentleman and a leader

Former Governor Willie Obiano who was arrested by EFCC on the night of Thursday, March 17, is being investigated on a number of alleged embezzlement of funds which are yet to be proven

Obiano who enjoys massive support in Anambra State is largely credited as one Governor Anambra has produced that has improved the infrastructural development of the State significantly.

It was his regime that built the Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport rated as one of the best Airports in the country.

This singular achievement was also commended by former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his visit to the State