OBI FLOORS SOLUDO … Says he should continue from where he stopped instead of resorting to blackmail

Labor Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi drew thunderous applause recently at a forum in Lagos for the way he handled his conflict with the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
Soludo had earlier attacked the presidential candidate and former governor of Anambra, saying that he would not win the presidency come 2023.
He described the investments Obi made for Anambra State during his tenure as worthless today and declared that he would only back All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate Prof. Peter Umeadi.
At the 2022 Lagos Business School (LBS) Alumni Conference, former governor Obi told Soludo to govern as a professor, since he (Obi) governed as a trader.
Obi said, “He (Soludo) remains my brother for other things that I did not succeed, God has given him the opportunity to succeed.
He reminded the Professor that governance is successive all over the world and succeeding administrations begin from where their predecessors stopped.
“He is the governor of my state, he is my senior brother and he is even more intelligent than I am because he is a professor and I am a trader. So, he knows more… I have done my little bit… The schools I didn’t roof, he will roof them, another person will do his own too”, Obi said.
The former governor said that he would not have bothered to comment on Soludo’s attack but for the need for explanation about the investments.
According to him, the stocks go up and down in value, but their go down does not mean that the companies had folded.
He went further to speak about the companies he attracted to Anambra State under some conditions favourable to the employment and business climate of the state.
National Chairman of Labour Party, Julius Abure, described Gov. Soludo’s comments as a product of selfishness and jealousy.
Speaking also, the Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation spokesperson, Ndi Kato, described Soludo’s article as a desperate attempt by the governor to grab the lime light.
However, a group called the Anambra Integrity Group has declared its support for Soludo.
National Coordinator of the group, Evaristus Okoye, and the secretary, Mrs. Chinwe Ifediba, said that Soludo’s verdict on Peter Obi’s presidential ambition was not an indication that he was not a patriotic Igbo man or that he hated Peter Obi.
In a statement, the group said that Obi should return to APGA being the third among parties in the country.
He also urged Ndigbo to use APGA as a platform to build a strong force that would take them to the presidency, likening it to what Bola Tinubu did with the Alliance for Democracy (AD).

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