The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, has condemned the Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, for his comments on the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s, investment.
During an interview with Vanguard, Abure claimed that Soludo’s remark about Obi’s ambitions was motivated by self-centeredness and desperation.
He insisted that the former Central Bank Governor rose to power through Obi’s legacies.
According to the national chairman, Soludo came to power on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), which the LP flag bearer built.
According to him;
It was borne out of envy and jealousy. I mean for somebody who was the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, 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; I mean for such a man to demean such an investment, will tell you that he is acting from a selfish point of view.
But Soludo does not control the majority of the people of Anambra. He does not have control over what plays out in Anambra State. 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 Peter Obi built the party, consolidated it, worked for the people of Anambra, which gave confidence to the people to continually vote for APGA.
And, therefore, one can say clearly, without any fear of contradiction, that Soludo is riding on the legacies of Peter Obi because, if not that Peter Obi built APGA with his performance, by instilling confidence in the people to have confidence in the party, Soludo would not have had the platform to become governor.
Abure urged Anambra residents to take Soludo’s statement with a grain of salt.
He stated that when the party goes to Awka, Onitsha, and Nnewi, they will show Soludo who owns the land.
Because of Soludo’s remark, the LP chieftain stated that the party would be taking their campaign to Anambra soon to gauge their popularity in the state.
He went on to advise the Anambra governor to temper his criticism or risk destroying his future.