National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure has condemned the Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo over his comments on the investment made by the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Speaking during an interview with Vanguard, Abure argued that Soludo’s comment on Obi’s aspirations was borne out of self-centeredness and desperation.
He insisted that the erstwhile Central Bank Governor rose to power under the legacies of Obi.
The national chairman opined that Soludo came to power on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) which was built by the LP flag bearer.
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.”
Speaking further, Abure urged the people of Anambra to take Soludo’s statement with a pinch of salt.
He said that the party would show Soludo who owns the land when they take their campaigns to Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi.
The LP chieftain revealed that because of Soludo’s comment, the party would take their campaign to Anambra soon so as to measure their popularity in the state.
He went on to advice the Anambra governor to tone down his criticism because he could be destroying his future.