- In Anambra state, Labour Party has recorded a major setback in the buildup of the 2023 general elections
- This is as Anambra State governor Charles Soludo officially made his choice known regarding his preferred presidential candidate
- To the surprise of many, Soludo on Sunday declared support for APGA presidential candidate Justice Peter Umeadi and dumped Peter Obi
Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state on Sunday, November 13, said his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), would support its presidential candidate Justice Peter Umeadi (rtd) in next year’s election.
According to The Nation, Soludo believes the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did an injustice to the Ndigbo by not zoning its presidential ticket to the Southeast.
Soludo dumps Obi, backs APGA presidential candidate
The governor said the best response to the PDP’s decision would be for Ndigbo to send a “message” by voting APGA across the board.
He, however, sent his best wishes to his predecessor and Labour Party (LP) candidate Peter Obi.
Soludo, in a statement by his special adviser on political matters, Dr Alex Obiogbolu, said supporting any other party would ruin the chances of the APGA candidates at different levels in 2023.
“We wish Peter Obi good luck, but no matter how much we wish him, everyone is aware that we also have our own Peter Umeadi, running for president under APGA.
“Even if APGA should adopt Obi as its presidential candidate, our votes alone cannot make him president.”
Soludo believes a message must be sent that a people rejected will not also reject themselves.
Peter Obi’s purported investments are worth next to nothing, Soludo finally declares
Anambra governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has said the investment of Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, when he was the state’s chief executive is worth next to nothing at the moment.
Soludo made the comment in an interview with Channels TV’s Politics Today on Thursday, November 10.
When asked his perspective on government investing outside the public sector with reference to Obi as former governor in Anambra, Soludo said:
“I don’t know about the investment. Our interview is about the 2023 budget. I’m not talking about investments of any of my predecessors.
“By the way the one that you talked about I don’t know about that. I think there was something I read about somebody speculating about whatever investment. With what I’ve seen today, the value of those investments is worth next to nothing. So, let’s leave that aside.”
I’ll assist in making Peter Obi president, Kenneth Okonkwo says
In another report, Ace actor, Kenneth Okonkwo, recently informed his fans that he has officially joined the Labour Party weeks after announcing his exit from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Kenneth noted that he became an official Labour Party member on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, after meeting with the party’s national executives in Abuja.
He revealed that he felt welcomed by the reception he got from the party and promised to contribute his own quota to the emergence of Peter Obi as president next year.