2023: Soludo Denies Mocking Peter Obi (See Full Statement)


The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo has denied multiple reports that he mockingly played down the chances of Peter Obi emerging as the President as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in 2023.

Some media houses had quoted Soludo as saying that Obi will Labour in vain as he seeks to become the President.

Soludo allegedly said: “It is sad that the people that left had to leave, why would one leave a party he had laboured to build? It is not good to labour in vain.

“However, they are not contesting elections. The election in Anambra is between APGA and other political parties. APGA remains the third in Nigeria as the country inches closer to the 2023 general elections.

“Elections are not done on WhatsApp or the Internet. You have to be on ground. APGA is on ground here and everywhere. How can a party that does not have a councillor want to compete with us?

“We are strong and we are growing stronger, stand a real chance in Abia, we will compete in all places vigorously.

“We shall campaign when it starts, and by the time we enter January next year, we will know those that are still contesting.

“Our victory will be resounding this time, but we will not take anything for granted, Anambra people will see.”

However, Soludo’s Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime in a statement issued on Monday denied the reports.

He stated that the news was fabricated by an overzealous reporter who was not among the reporters present when Soludo spoke in a even to make his 100 days in office.

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The statement read, “The above statement allegedly credited to Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR is totally false and unfounded

“Our checks reveal the statement was a total misrepresentation by an overzealous reporter who was not among the journalists present when Governor Soludo spoke extempore during his interaction with some audience after his 100 days in office media broadcast

“The above statement could best be described as an attempt by some misguided elements to cause disaffection between the Labour Party Presidential candidate, His Excellency, Peter Obi and the party leadership

“We therefore wish to caution those wishing to cause mischief by publishing false and misleading stories to desist from doing so

“The public should please disregard the entire statement as it never emanated from Governor Soludo.”


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