Charles Soludo leaves PDP for APGA

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2010 governorship election in Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo, has formally resigned his membership of PDP.

He has subsequently joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), where he had already been registered as a member in his Isuofia ward, Aguata Local Government Area of the state.

But his candidacy as PDP standard bearer in the last governorship election in the state was revisited Wednesday by one of his rivals for the party’s ticket in 2009, Senator Andy Ubah, who described the process of his emergence as undemocratic.

His new party, Soludo said after being registered in his ward Wednesday, by the ward chairman, Okeke Anthony, is a party with sound and progressive ideology on which platform one could offer himself to the service of his people and try to express those ideas that will make for growth and transform Anambra into the “African Dubai-Taiwan” of his dream.

In his July 17 resignation letter addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Soludo said his resignation took effect from that date and used the opportunity to thank the party for the opportunity given to him to serve in some capacity.

The resignation, he said, was “without prejudice to the possibility of future collaboration with the party in any areas of common interest designed to advance the course of nation-building.”

Huge loss to PDP in my humble opinion, I would prefer Soludo serving the nation as a professional (Minister, etc) rather than serving as a politician.


  1. Welcome 2 APGA sir. Next Anambra Governor!


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