The Peter Obi camp has slammed Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State over his comments on the presidential ambition of the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Best News Network reports that the Anambra Governor had in an article on Monday, claimed that Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential election.
In an article, he titled ‘History beckons and I will not be silent (Part 1)’, Soludo stated that the former Governor of Anambra State knows that he cannot win the presidential race.
The governor said Obi knows the game he is playing which is the main reason he didn’t return to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). He added that even though he knows Obi won’t win, he still wished him well and even prays for him.
In a statement on Monday night, the Special Adviser to Obi on Public Affairs, Katch Ononuju, said Soludo’s comments will not and cannot dent Obi’s image and popularity which the Nigerian youths have given to him.
Ononuju added that the attacks by South East politicians such as Soludo show that the LP presidential candidate is a national project.
He said, “Peter Obi is indeed a Nigerian project, politicians from the South East including his governor have made statements attacking him in public without denting his reputation nor his popularity. His resilience is due to the trust and support of Nigerians. Peter Obi is a national project, politicians from the Southeast also attack him.
“Youths are supporting Peter Obi because he’s the most competent and trustworthy candidate and the only one amongst the candidates that we can hold accountable. Tinubu and Atiku made several promises to Nigerians when they conspired to install Buhari.”