You’ll not win but will make Tinubu presidential election easier, Soludo hits Peter Obi

Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has said that Peter Obi will help the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, secure an easy victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Peter Obi and Charles Soludo

Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has said that Peter Obi will help the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, secure an easy victory in the 2023 presidential election.

Soludo, in an article titled “History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1),” said Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, knows he will not win but is enjoying the fanfare.

“Of course, Peter Obi will get some votes, and may probably win in Anambra state— as “homeboy”. But Anambra is not Nigeria. If he likes, I can even campaign for him but that won’t change much. From internal state-by-state polling available to me, he was on course to get 25% in five states as of August this year.

“The latest polling shows that it is down to four states, and declining. Not even in Lagos state (supposed headquarters of urban youths) where Labour Party could not find candidates to contest for House of Reps or Senate. The polls also show that he is taking votes away mostly from PDP.

“Indeed, if I were Asiwaju Tinubu, I would even give Peter Obi money as someone heading one of the departments of his campaign because Obi is making Tinubu’s pathway to victory much easier by indirectly pulling down PDP. It is what it is!”

Soludo said the LP candidate was playing a game with his election bid, adding that Obi did not have the necessary structure in place to win the presidency on the Labour Party platform.

The Anambra State governor last Thursday, during an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ said the investments in Anambra State credited to Obi, an ex-Anambra State governor, were worth “next to nothing.”

Obi governed Anambra State between 2006 and 2014 on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) before he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and later the Labour Party.

“Let’s be clear: Peter Obi knows that he can’t and won’t win. He knows the game he is playing, and we know too; and he knows that we know. The game he is playing is the main reason he didn’t return to APGA,” Soludo said.

Soludo alleged that some individuals, who were angered by his comments directed at Obi, had launched attacks on him and his family.

“Let me once again wish my brother Peter Obi good luck. He should have fun and enjoy the fleeting frenzy of the moment. But he must moderate the desperation as exhibited by his social media mob.

“There is a limit to propaganda. A mob action often reflects the character of its leader. No one has a monopoly of social media violence, and no one should play God. Life won’t end by February/March 2023.”

He claimed there were suggestions that the Saturday attack, in which five security personnel died in his community, Isuofia, in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state, was carried out by those provoked by his comment on Obi.

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