The press secretary for the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, Christian Aburime, on Thursday, November 17, 2022 stated that his principal stands by his remarks on Peter Obi, a former governor of the state and a candidate for the Labour Party presidency.
In an article headed “History beckons and I shall not be silent”; Soludo had dismissed the chances of the Labour Party candidate for president in the upcoming election.
Additionally, he criticized Ndigbo’s campaign tactics.
The post received a variety of responses from people across the nation. But Soludo received the most criticism on social media.
Before defecting to the People’s Democratic Party and eventually the Labour Party; Obi ruled Anambra from 2006 to 2014 on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
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But speaking on the criticisms generated by the article; the aide of the former Central Bank Governor maintained that Soludo had the right to his opinion.
Aburime spok in Awka, on Thursday, while responding to questions during an interview with the PUNCH.
He said, “The governor is not feeling any way threatened; even as the article has triggered series of backlashes, threats and criticisms. What the people should realise is that the governor only expressed his opinion; which is guaranteed by the constitution of the country and that opinion should not warrant threats or abuses.
“The governor’s son, Ozonna, did not disown what the father said. The trending article purportedly claiming that the son disowned what his father said did not emanate from Soludo’s son; it is simply the handiwork of mischief makers in order to blackmail the governor.
“It is not true that ‘unknown gunmen’ are threatening the governor to resign or be impeached. That report is false. Anambra people are behind Soludo and they are happy with what he is doing in the state.
“Nigerians all over the world are free to visit Anambra to see what the governor is doing. There is now law and order. All those impunity that used to be there before are no longer there.
“Soludo has no regret whatsoever because all he said has been said before and he should not be insulted for expressing his opinion.”