- The governor of Anambra state, Charles Soludo, has attacked the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi
- According to Soludo, more people in Anambra went into poverty despite the fact that there was oil boom
- The governor stated these in an article on Monday, titled, ‘History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1)
Anambra state Governor, Chukwuma Soludo on Monday, November 14, tackled the presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi, in a lengthy opinion piece.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor said poverty doubled in Anambra state under Peter Obi as governor.
According to the governor, Soludo said Obi was governor for 8 years (2006 -2014) during a period of unprecedented oil boom and prosperity in Nigeria (Nigerian economy was growing at average of 6-8% per annum, and oil price was highest during this time).
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“Hahahaha! Well, it is true that I said during the debate that, according to National Bureau of Statistics, poverty in Anambra actually grew (from less than 25% in 2005) to about 53% under Peter Obi in 2010/2011 but fell under Willie Obiano to 14.78% in 2020.
“Yes, poverty more than doubled under Peter Obi and more than 50% of Ndi Anambra were in poverty under him. Go and verify! I am Governor, and sitting on privileged information which I will not want to use against a political opponent. But on matters of facts, I will always state same as it is. As the saying goes, you can fool some of the people some of the time but never all the people all the time. Enough said for now!"
Peter Obi reveals why he is not paying tax in Nigeria, kept his wealth abroad
Peter Obi Presidential candidate of the Labour Party has revealed why he kept his wealth in tax haven abroad.
Obi also revealed that he can only pay tax in the country where he has businesses. He added that he has assets and investments in the UK and as such, can only pay tax there.
The former Anambra said there is no law that ask him not to keep the money he made before becoming governor anywhere.
Why Nigeria qualifies as a failed state, Peter Obi gives reasons
The former Anambra state governor said this in an interview with Daily Trust. According to Peter Obi, the country meets the two ingredients of a failed state.
Going further, Obi said good leadership should be able to identify the major problems facing the country and solving it.