The Labour Party leadership has berated Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State for saying Peter Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential poll.
According to the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure, Soludo is ‘’an ingrate who rode into Anambra State House on Obi’s legacy.’’
He described Soludo as envious of Obi’s popularity in the build up to the election.
He said, “I want to also say clearly that even Soludo rose on the legacies of Peter Obi. He came to power through the platform of APGA and Obi built the party, consolidated it and worked for the people which gave confidence to the people to continually vote for APGA.
“Therefore, one can say clearly without any fear of contradiction that Soludo is riding on the legacies of Peter Obi. If not that Peter Obi built APGA through his performance by instilling confidence in the people to have confidence in the party, Soludo would not have had the platform on which he would have become governor.
“His comment was borne out of self-centeredness and desperation. It was born out of envy and jealousy. I mean for somebody who was CBN governor, who should know the importance of investment which has been acclaimed by other governors to be one of the best that he has done in Anambra State.’’
Also commenting on the matter, Obi’s media aide, Emeka Obasi, stated that his principal had no feud with Soludo as speculated in some quarters.
“Quote me anywhere; one million Soludos can’t stop Obi from winning at least 95 per cent of Anambra people’s votes,’’ he argued.