Governor-elect of Anambra, Charles Soludo says he would prefer to be addressed simply as ‘Mr. Governor’ instead of ‘His Excellency’.
Soludo made this known on Thursday during the inauguration of his transition committee at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra state.
Anaedoonline.ng reports that Soludo had appointed a critic of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, as the head of the committee.
Speaking during the event, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor said those who find it inappropriate to call him by his name can feel free to address him as Mr Governor.
He said: “I was called His Excellency a while ago, but may I plead that that Excellency tag should please wait for now.
“That is part of what we will discuss in this committee. You may just need to learn how to call me by my name, but if that isn’t good for you, then, may I request that you simply call me ‘Charlie Nwangbafor.
“If that one is so difficult for you that you must be formal in addressing me, then you can address me as Mr Governor”.
Speaking further, Soludo stated that he will begin the implementation of his manifesto upon his resumption in office on March 17, 2022.
He stated that his manifesto is a social contract with the people of the state and a vision for the transformation of the South-East state.
Soludo, however, informed the committee members that efforts must be put in place to bring the manifesto to reality and require the cooperation of everyone.
He said: “My manifesto is not just for campaign, but a contract I have signed with Ndi Anambra and since they have chosen me amongst all the other qualified candidates that contested the last election, I am committed to undertake the transformation of Anambra and ensure impactful leadership.
“There is no stopping of my work plan for a better Anambra. Anambra must be transformed to that mega industrialised economy; our roads both in the rural areas and cities, markets, environment challenges, must be addressed.”
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