Anambra state Governor Chukwuma Soludo predicted that Labour Party candidate Peter Obi would win the state’s presidential election on February 25, 2023.
On Thursday, Soludo mentioned this in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, a political show that our correspondent watched.
He said, “I wish Peter Obi the best of luck. Let him go and compete as others,” “We (APGA) are also competing in the same race. We have our own candidate (Peter Umeadi), who is also son of the soil, coincidentally from Anambra State as well, and he will do his own bit, get his own votes.”
The governor pointed to his piece from November 2022, in which he stated that Obi might win in Anambra but not the presidential race overall.
He said, “In that piece, I even considered that Peter Obi might win in Anambra State. I did mention that.”
Soludo, on the other hand, dismissed Obi’s chances of winning the general presidential election next month.
Governor Soludo, the new national leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), also stated that he had provided Obi with all the support that a state government can provide to a former governor like Obi, who served from 2006 to 2014.
The governor of Anambra stated he has been fair to all parties campaigning in the state and has not refused them access to state facilities for rallies.
Remember how Soludo and Obi were at odds about the health of Anambra’s economy and investments?
The governor of Anambra, Soludo, has stated that Obi’s investments in government are nearly worthless.
He claimed Obi would not be able to win the 2023 presidential election because “two persons/parties seriously contesting for president” – Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) (APC).
However, in his response, Obi stated that he done his part as governor of Anambra and challenged Soludo to do his best in the state as an economics professor.
Following the tirade, the two met at a public gathering in Awka and embraced, a development that many have described as a “reconciliation move.”
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