Intrigues As APC Chieftain Nods Over Soludo's Shading Comment on Peter Obi, Video Emerges
- The governor of Anambra state, Charles Soludo, has veiled criticised Peter Obi, the LP candidate in the February 25 presidential election over his poor management of erosion as gov of the state
- Soludo said Anambra is just second to Lagos in terms of landmass, but Lagos has been able to tame the Atlantic ocean for economic gain while Anambra is sinking in erosion
- Reacting to the comment, a chieftain of the APC in Lagos, Jubril Gawat commended the governor for the comment, adding that development must be sought for irrespective of their differences
Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra state, has covertly shaded his predecessors, including Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded presidential election, for mismanaging erosion in the state.
The governor posited that the state is currently facing an "existential threat" which were mismanaged by past governors of the state.
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Soludo, while speaking at his 1 year anniversary on Saturday, March 25, said Anambra is just second to Lagos in terms of land mass. He added that Lagos has been able to explore its water-covered areas for economic gain, but Anambra has been consumed by erosion.
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"Anambra State is the erosion capital of the world. Anambra is second to Lagos in land mass. Lagos is expanding by reclaiming the Atlantic ocean while Anambra is shrinking with erosion."
Reacting to the comment by the governor, Jubril Gawat, a senior special assistant to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), took to his Twitter page to commend the governor for reckoning with development in Lagos.
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According to Gawat, a good leader will be sought for anything that will bring progress to his or her constituency.
While sharing the video, the governor's aide wrote:
"Watched Governor @CCSoludo’s full speech yesterday at his One year in office event, A lot of Good Governance models from Lagos State being used for planning and some being implemented already, very good to see, Anything for progress must be sought."
See the video here:
"I earmarked Soludo for something greater in my mind": Obasanjo reveals
Legit.ng earlier reported that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he was earlier against the ambition of Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state.
Obasanjo, in his speech in Awka, the Anambra state capital, on Saturday, disclosed that he had seen the governor for a place at the national and international level.
Speaking at the celebration of the governor's 1 year anniversary in office, the former president said he would not be blamed for his view.