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Obi: Unpopular presidential candidate hired Soludo, says Ohanaeze

The Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, on Thursday, faulted claims that he collected collected $28 million to blackmail the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.


The apex socio-cultural organisation in Igbo land, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo over his statement about the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

The group stated that the recent actions of Soludo has shown that he was hired by an unpopular presidential candidate to pull down Obi’s popularity ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Premium Politics had reported that Soludo in a lengthy letter had stated that Peter Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential election.

Reacting to the development, the Ohanaeze in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Tuesday, stated it had dragged Soludo to two deities in Igbo land, for discrediting the legacies of Peter Obi.

The press statement partly reads,

“Governor Soludo’s actions are ridiculous, unreasonable and premature; there was no locus for the Governor’s outburst and the sanctions against Soludo to face Igbo deities will serve as a deterrent to South-East politicians who have been hired by enemies of Ndigbo and Nigerians to derail the Obi’s presidency in 2023.

“Governor Soludo exposed and indicted himself of treachery when he discredited APGA and Labour Party’s presidential candidates as not viable alternatives to win the 2023 elections.

“How can a state governor of two presidential candidates (APGA and LP) make such a public declaration?

“He has confirmed that he is the number one enemy of the new Nigeria and was hired by an unpopular presidential candidate who is looking for Igbo politicians to pull down Obi’s popularity ahead of the 2023 elections.

“We advise Soludo to concentrate on the current crisis in Anambra State and APGA and stop casting innuendo and aspersions on the person of Mr. Peter Obi. The LP presidential candidate is not in the same political party with him and is not fighting the Anambra State Government.”

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