Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo statement on the chances of Peter Obi securing the 2023 presidency.
The governor in a lengthy letter had stated that Obi was just wasting his time as it was certain he would lose in the upcoming election.
Reacting to Soludo’s declaration via a statement made available to Naija News on Tuesday, the Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said that Ndigbo have dragged Governor Soludo to the two famous divinities and deities (Chokoleze in Mbaise and Ubiniukpabi in Arochuku) for his unreasonable public behavior.
The group insisted that it was obvious that Soludo was against Obi’s presidential ambition.
They described the governor as a dog in the manger enrolled to discredit Obi’s legacies.
The statement read, “Governor Soludo’s actions are ridiculous, unreasonable and premature; there was no locus for the Governor’s outburst and the sanctions against Soludo to face Igbo deities will serve as a deterrent to Southeast politicians who have been hired by enemies of Ndigbo and Nigerians to derail the Obi’s Presidency in 2023.
“Governor Soludo exposed and indicted himself of treachery when he discredited APGA and Labor Party’s Presidential candidates as not viable alternatives to win the 2023 elections.
“How can a State Governor of two Presidential candidates (APGA and LP) make such a public declaration.”
Isiguzoro insisted that Soludo, through his statement, has shown that he is an enemy to the New Nigeria the country is clamoring for, while also maintaining that the governor was employed by an unpopular presidential candidate to pull down Obi’s popularity ahead of the 2023 election.
Ohanaeze advised Soludo to concentrate on the current crisis in Anambra State and APGA and stop casting innuendo and aspersions on the person of Mr. Peter Obi.