Peter Obi silent as campaign spokesperson replies Soludo
Peter Obi’s campaign has responded to a scathing attack Anambra governor Charles Soludo launched against the Labour Party presidential candidate.
Soludo, who calls Obi ‘my brother’, says the former Anambra governor knows he cannot win the 2023 presidential election. He accused Obi of playing a game with the destiny of 60 million Igbos, the tribespeople who dominate Nigeria’s southeast where Anambra and four other states are cited.
The Anambra governor first rammed into Obi during a Channels TV interview in which he claimed that the investments Obi made with Anambra funds ‘are now worth next to nothing’. He also accused Obi of investing public funds in a business in which his family had interests.
In a reaction to counter-attacks from Obi’s supporters, Soludo wrote a long Facebook piece explaining his disagreement with Obi who is yet to respond to the allegations.
Obi’s campaign spokesperson Ndi Kato has, however, issued a reply.
Read it below:
Response to an article by Prof Chukwuma Soludo by Ndi Kato, Spokesperson of The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation
THE PEOPLE ARE OUR PRIORITY
We read with amusement and dismay a very lengthy and belaboured treatise of an article, written by Charles Soludo, Governor of Anambra State, focused on our Presidential Candidate, His Excellency Peter Obi.
It seems obvious that Soludo is itching for the limelight in this election season,
perhaps fired up by possible understanding or alliance with our struggling political opponents.
While we note the glaring fallacies, misrepresentations, personal insinuations and signs of personal vendetta in that long writeup, neither His Excellency Peter Obi, The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation, nor the Labour Party, for that matter, has any interest in an extended engagement with Prof Soludo this critical time when there is a bigger fish to fry.
His Excellency Peter Obi has his work well cut out for him this campaign season.
Primarily, he is accelerating his reach-out and influence to all Nigerians, rural and urban, in all areas, regions and states; and firmly engaging them, on his critical and visionary plans to take the country from consumption to production.
In doing this, Mr Peter Obi is firmly placing the Youths, intensive Agricultural revolution, and revamping of critical areas of the economy as part of the focal points in the drive to turn around our fortunes and take back our country.
We the Youths, spreading across partisan political lines, have found reason to place the highest level of trust and confidence in HE Peter Obi and we are committed to continuing to partner with him, transparently, vigorously and creatively, to bring to fruition, the vital changes urgently required in this our country, of so much potential.
We strongly believe that A New Nigeria is POssible… and together with Peter Obi, we are working to make this a reality.
This is our focus; this is our occupation..and we shall not be distracted!
Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation