Politics

2023: Peter Obi raps Charles Soludo over comments

Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential candidate, has advised Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, to perform better than he did in office.

Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has advised Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, to perform better than he did in office.

In response to recent criticism he had received for Soludo, Obi stated that, as a professor, Soludo should be able to govern Anambra State more effectively.

Obi made this statement on Tuesday at the Lagos Business School Alumni Conference 2022.

Soludo had recently criticized Obi for his meager investments in Anambra, and on Monday, he added that Obi would not win the presidential election in 2023.

Obi stated, “He (Soludo) remains my brother. For other things (that) I did not succeed, God has given him the opportunity to succeed. For me, you don’t finish governance. You stop where you stop, and other people continue from there. He is the governor of my state, he is my senior brother, and he is even more intelligent than me because he is a professor and I am a trader.

“So he knows more, so he should be able to do things better than I am doing it. I have done my little own as a trader, now the professor is there, he should be able to do his own as a professor. The schools I didn’t roof, he will roof them, another person will do his own too.”

“The one they said is worthless, we invested N3.5 billion in International Breweries…that facility is there employing directly and indirectly over 10,000 Anambarians. The shares was at a time being sold at N50, today the shares is about N5 or so.

“When you spread your investment, some will go up, some will come down, but overall the company is still there, the company is still doing well, it is still part of the global chain and everything. I needed to explain it not because I am defending comments by my brother,” the Labour Party candidate stated.

In addition, he stated that he left the office without owing any contractor or supplier who had completed the project.