Don’t Set Me Up For Impeachment – Soludo Replies Peter Obi Over Calls For Anambra To Vote Labour Party
The Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo has rejected the call by the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi for the people of Anambra to vote massively for LP candidates during the forthcoming state assembly elections.
Soludo cried out that the call by Obi for the people of the state to vote for the Labour Party might just be laying landmines for him and setting him up for impeachment.
The incumbent Anambra Governor lamented that Obi has a firsthand experience of what it means to be Governor without his party in control of the legislature and shouldn’t want him to have a similar experience.
Naija News reports Soludo spoke against the background of Obi’s call on Friday night when he met with National and state Assembly candidates of the Labour Party in Anambra and urged the assembly candidates to work with Soludo if elected into power.
Obi said Soludo should not fear being impeached by Labour Party-dominated assembly, as they would be working together to move the state forward.
However, Governor Soludo in a reaction through his Press secretary, Mr Chris Aburime said the move by Obi could be deceptive.
He said: “That call was meant to deceive Anambra people. Obi can not 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.
“You can not be talking of development and at the same time talking of electing opposition politicians into the House of Assembly, it is not done. It is deceit.
“Anambra people supported Obi during the presidential election, and besides, Soludo refused to interfere as the people trooped out to vote for Labour Party, and that was even before Soludo made the environment conducive for people to come out and vote.
“We have voted Labour Party in the presidential election, but for the House of Assembly election, we are voting for APGA, and we want Anambra people to know so.”
Naija News reports there won’t be a governorship election in Anambra on March 18 but Soludo who belongs to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) would be fighting to have control of the state assembly amidst the Obi-influenced tsunami in Anambra State which may tilt votes in favour of Laboir Party legislative candidates.
It would be recalled Obi won 92 percent of Anambra votes in the presidential election held two weeks ago.