Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s recent remark on Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate Peter Obi has sparked further controversy, with some leaders of the South and Middle Belt Forum taking a swipe at him yesterday.
The group has also boasted that no amount of disparaging remarks about Obi will affect his chances of winning the 2023 Presidential election, emphasizing that the crises in some major political parties are an added benefit for the Labour Party.
In a recent interview with Channels Television, Soludo stated that the investments Obi made for Anambra State while governor were now “worth next to nothing.”
He also stated in an article titled ‘History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1)’ that the LP candidate lacks the necessary structure to win the presidency.
However, the Chairman of the South-East, South-South, South-West, and Middle Belt Forum, Olisa Uzoewulu, who is also the Chairman of the Labour Party, FCT Presidential Campaign Council, stated: “Soludo is insulting us by saying Obi cannot win the election.” People will make decisions this time. Nobody will deceive them. We’ll be out there campaigning for change. And the change is to make decisions that shift us from consumption to production.
“Obi will win with the people’s vote. God has remembered this country. Obi’s victory will surprise all.”
Meanwhile, the group has urged Nigerians to be patient while the party’s campaign manifesto is released.
“Why are we in a hurry to get a document when we have 100 days to the election? Why don’t we give him time to work on a comprehensive document that he would be held accountable for, than making promises like those in the past that were never fulfilled? Uzoewulu asked.
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