Chukwuma Soludo, the Governor of Anambra and a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has unleashed another volley of attacks on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Soludo says Peter Obi cannot win the presidential election and that there are only two candidates in the race, effectively excluding Obi.
He says the best Obi can hope for is a distant fourth position.
Soludo stated these issues in an article release on Monday. The article was titled “History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1)”.
In the article, Soludo stated:
“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. The brutal truth (and some will say, God forbid) is that there are two persons/parties seriously contesting for president: the rest is exciting drama!
“That many Americans may not like the fact that Joe Biden (79 years) and Donald Trump (76 years) are two frontrunners for president in their parties does not remove the fact that if both of them emerge as candidates, definitely one of them will be president in 2024.
“As my brother, I wish him well and even pray for him. I told him during his courtesy call that my prayer is that himself or Prof Umeadi of APGA would win, why not?
“That is from my heart, but I also told him that my head and facts on the ground led me to know that it’s probability is next to zero (what I cannot say before you, I won’t say behind you).’’
That is a very brutal attack coming from the Anambra State Governor.
The question is why these attacks at this time that a son of Anambra is gaining popularity and is a front runner in the presidential race?
There seems to be some angst between the two sons of Anambra state.
The last is yet to be heard on this issue.