Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, has come under fire from Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, who claims he will not succeed in the 2023 election.
Obi does not have the proper infrastructure in place to win the Presidency on the Labour Party platform, according to Soludo, who said that the LP candidate was merely playing a game with his election campaign.
These were said by the governor on Monday in an article titled "History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1)."
In an appearance with Channels TV's "Politics Today" on last Thursday, Soludo said that the investments in Anambra State attributed to Obi, a former governor of that state, were worth "next to nothing."
Obi was Governor of Anambra State between 2006 and 2014 on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance before he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, and later the Labour Party.
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).’’
Stating that Obi might not come third in the race, Soludo contended that the LP lacked the structure to win the presidential election in 2023.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.