- The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has reacted to the $20 million investment in Anambra worth $100 million drama that has been generating reactions in the polity
- The former governor of Anambra state, Obi told Governor Chukwuma Soludo he is not at war with him and his administration
- Meanwhile, Soludo had earlier clarified the repeated fake news about the current dollar value of the investment by the Peter Obi administration in SABMiller, noting it is imperative to clarify the matter for public interest
Following some discordant opinions from Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s Government regarding the current value of the investment made in SABMiller, Obi has told Soludo that he is at peace with him and his administration.
The presidential hopeful told Soludo he is very much at peace with him and his administration, Vanguard reports.
Peter Obi in his characteristic peaceful way told Anambra Governor that:
“I want to assure you that the Obi’s camp is supporting you. We want you to succeed and cannot be part of any plot against you.”
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Obi vows to support Soludo's administration
He also pledged his readiness to offer any support that “will redeem our state and set it on the path of progress again."
According to the Labour Party presidential candidate, he wants Soludo to succeed as governor because “when the state works, it is for the benefit of all".
Obi, in a letter to Governors Soludo through his media aide, Valentine Obienyem said:
“Our Dear Prof. Soludo. Let me once again congratulate you on emerging as the Governor. As I have always reminded you, going by your pedigree, we are hopeful that you will repair the wrongs in the State. When the state works, it is for the benefit of all.
“On the day you were sworn in, our joy was near complete on the attendance of Mr. Peter Obi, only to be completed when you allowed him the use of Government House Hall to meet traditional rulers. For everybody, that is the way to go.
“The banters by traditional rulers on that day revealed their hidden joy at the development. Watching them intently, I noticed many of them gazing at Obi with eyes dripping with admiration and devotion as they took him as the redeeming angel of the bastardised country.
“As far as I was concerned, two illustrious and experienced Anambra sons were united together in maturity and wisdom."
Prominent Nigerian governor sacks 1,000 teachers, gives reason
Governor Soludo stated that the affected teachers were not qualified for the job. They were employed at the end of the last administration.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Soludo’s Press Secretary, Chris Aburime, on Thursday, June 9.
2023: Prominent Igbo chieftain suffers backlash for saying southeast will not vote Peter Obi
Former deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu is currently in a mix of criticism for his comment saying that the southeast region of Nigeria will not vote Labour Party flag bearer and ex-governor of Anambra state Peter Obi in the 2023 presidential polls.
As gathered by Legit.ng, the backlash started when a video of the PDP chieftain surfaced on social media where he stated that the southeast cannot afford to throw away their vote by voting Peter Obi in the forthcoming presidential polls.
It was gathered that he made this comment shortly after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was announced as running mate to PDP’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.