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Anambra governor denies getting $28 million to blackmail Peter Obi

The governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo, has denied rumours that he was paid $28 million to blackmail the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

The governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo, has denied rumours that he was paid $28 million to blackmail the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

After attending a Thanksgiving liturgy honouring Most Rev. Paulinus C. Ezeokafor on his 70th birthday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Awka, the capital of Anambra State, where he first met Peter Obi, Soludo firmly dispelled the rumour.

He said, “If I had indeed received $28 million to blackmail my brother, Peter Obi, I should be extremely wealthy as of today.

“For those forging blackmail and all that, including the one they said I collected bribe to say what I said, I asked them to bring it so I will use it to construct roads for Anambra people. If Soludo is into bribery, I would have been a multi-trillionaire now.

“Today is very special. When we came into the service, it was the first time Obi and I are meeting at a public event and in a Catholic Church, which the two of us belong to. I think it was divine.

“When I came in, I quickly went to where he sat and hugged him; people watched with bewilderment as if it was a drama, asking if it was not the same people quarrelling.”