Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the Anambra State Governor-elect, has told residents of the state not to address him as ‘His Excellency’.
Soludo said he would prefer he’s addressed as ‘Prof Chukwuma Soludo’, ‘Mr Governor’ or ‘Charlie Nwangbafor’.
The former Central Bank Governor who was speaking during the inauguration of the transition committee said some of such little mistakes were things that would be addressed during the meeting of the transition committee.
Speaking during the inauguration, Soludo said: “I was called His Excellency a while ago, but may I plead that the Excellency tag waits 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,” Soludo told the guests.