Woman who rejected N5,000 bribe exhibited the spirit of Anambra — Soludo

By Vincent Ujumadu – Awka

Anambra State governor-elect, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has described the woman who rejected the bribe of N5000 to influence her voting during the just concluded governorship election as exhibiting the true spirit of a typical Anambra person.

Recall that the woman from Ukwulu in Dunukofia local government area rejected the offer, insisting that although she did not have N5000, she would never accept any gratification that would make her vote against her conscience.

Governor Willie Obiano had already gifted the woman with N1 million in appreciation of her action.

Speaking on Friday after receiving his certificate of return at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Awka, Soludo said the woman had made Anambra State proud.

Soludo said: “At this moment, I summarize the action of the woman of Ukwulu who rejected N5000 to influence her voting as a metaphor that represents the spirit of Anambra. The woman said I am poor; I don’t have any money in my pocket, but I won’t take N5000. That is the spirit of Anambra and her action is the resilience of the Anambra spirit”.

Speaking on his victory in the election, the governor-elect further said: “This is the moment and the hour has come. God knew that at this hour, my deputy and I will have these certificates in our hands.

“We thank God for making this day. This is Anambra, the Light of the Nation. This is the state that helped to bring democracy to Nigeria.