*Isuofia fetes Soludo amid grandeur of new yam feast*
*Monarch praises Soludo for peace, unity in Isuofia
* Former CBN Gov, best for Anambra — Obiano
By Chuka Nnabuife | National Light
*IT WAS fanfare today Isuofia , Aguata LGA, Anambra State as the monarch, H.R.H. Igwe C. Muoghalu and members of the community marked their new yam feast with the conferment of a chieftiancy on Chukwuma C. Soludo.
Conferring the title, ‘Dikeudo Isuofia, Igwe Muoghalu noted Prof. Soludo’s huge feats in the fields of academics, corporate sector and public service.*
Expressing the town’s pride in their illustrious son, the king disclosed that despite all the laurels, Isuofia’s honour to the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and current candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6 gubernatorial election is for his commitment to peace and unity in his hometown.
Speaking in Igbo, the monarch said: “Kita, Isuofia a bulugo ofu” (now Isuofia has become one) after conferring the chieftiancy on Prof. Soludo.
Speaking after receiving the new title, Soludo expressed his gratitude to people of his community for the honour and restated his commitment to the well-being of the land. He recalled that his bid for the seat of Governor of Anambra State began in the same location of the conferment, Isuofia Civic Centre, in February. Therein, Isuofia people, in one voice, affirmed his bid. He thanked the people of his hometown for giving him support all the while and pledged to always be with them.
Gov. Willie Obiano who was the chief guest of honour thanked Isuofia people for honouring Soludo and for playing good host t him and his wife as well as members of his cabinet and the leadership.of Anambra State.
He observed that the town has a great son and globally acknowledged star in Soludo whose international and local feats as an outstanding economist and technocrat were reeled out during the occasion.
“He is the most qualified and most competent person to be governor of Anambra. Others are pretending… You have to support him… It is in the interest of Anambra State.”
Among guests who attended the event were members of the council of Ndi Onowu (highest placed red-cap chiefs and cabinet members of monarchs) from all the 179 communities in Anambra State who also gave their honour to Soludo.
Federal and state legislators from Anambra and members of the state’s executive as well as frontline political personalities also attended the event.
Youths’ wrestling matches, music performances, masquerading and feasting on new yam meals all over the town added pomp and ceremony to the town.