Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria
Akpo, a suburb in Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State is set to receive and open their hearts to the good news from Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, of a “One Anambra, One People with One Agenda,” which seeks the holistic development of all parts of the state as a Smart Megacity that is the most livable, most prosperous, safest and happiest in Africa.
Under the aegis of the Soludo Promoters Forum (SPF), the elites of Akpo, stakeholders and their friends will unveil the Anambra Smart Megacity (ASM); the grand vision of the world acclaimed Economist, as a precursor to the full roll-out of grassroots mobilization.
Phil Eze, a geography Professor, will play host to SPF members in his Amaife, Akpo family home in an event billed to take off by 1pm after a courtesy call on the Traditional Ruler, HRH Igwe Jonathan Okpalaezecha, Nnam Oshimili 11.
Phil Eze, a respected climate change guru like most Akpo people, who are gurus in their respective fields, has a reputation as a tenacious fighter for causes he believes in.
He said; “I am informed that the personae of Ndi Akpo is shaped by the gritty task of walking down the sharp valley enroute the Mmiri Nwangwo stream to fetch clean drinking water. It takes strength, tenacity and determination to climb down and up to get the soothing stream water of Mmiri Nwangwo. This, according to Phil, defines the core essence of the Akpo person who, the story goes, will abandon a sumptuous meal to commence, fight and win a battle for a cause he or she believes in and thereafter, resume enjoying the meal. My friend and brother, Chief Chuma Igwe, the Ikenna of Akpo, corroborated this time-tested and honoured underpinning of his people.
“So on Saturday, January 30, 2021, gallant Akpo SPF members will put on their gauntlets for the battle for the minds and hearts of Akpo voters. They have been meeting, planning and organising to seize this moment and with their well acknowledged courage and tenacity, they will on November 6, 2021 deliver the trophy and in line with their famed characterisation, resume enjoying their sumptuous meals in the celebration of sweet victory.
According to Joe C. Anatune, Lead Facilitator/Strategist, SPF, Phil said they are all out for total Mobilisation and total Victory and if all it takes to achieve that are the commitment of their time, talents and resources, so be it.