The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has slammed presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for asking the people of the state to vote massively for his party’s House of Assembly candidates.
Obi had on Friday night met with National and state Assembly candidates of Labour Party in Anambra, while urging the assembly candidates to work with Soludo upon election.
He had said Soludo remained his brother, and that he (Soludo) should not fear being impeached by a Labour Party-dominated assembly, as all that was paramount was to bring development to the state.
In the February 25 national assembly elections, LP produced two senators in the state, while APGA produced none, with the party also scoring over 80% of votes in the presidential poll.
Reacting, Soludo through his Press secretary, Chris Aburime said the call was rather deceptive, and was meant to lay landmines for Soludo.
Key Statement: He said, “That call was meant to deceive Anambra people. Obi cannot be talking about development in Anambra and also be talking about asking Anambra people to elect lawmakers from the opposition party to work with Soludo.
“He worked with a legislature that was dominated by lawmakers from the PDP, when he first came in as governor, and he knows that it was not easy for him.
“He even suffered impeachment because of that, and we hope it is not the same thing he wants to set Soludo up for. Anambra people should go all out next Saturday and vote for APGA, if they want the developmental strides of Mr Governor to continue.