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Too Early For Soludo To Make Political Enemies – APGA Founder, Okorie



The founder of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chekwa Okorie, on Tuesday slammed the Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo over his recent attack of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

Soludo, on Monday, stirred up social media reactions when he said the former Anambra governor cannot win the 2023 presidential election.

The governor, in an article he titled, ‘History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1)’ said the LP candidate was playing a game with his election bid, adding that Obi did not have the necessary structure in place to win the Presidency on the Labour Party platform.

However, speaking EXCLUSIVELY to AN24, Okorie, who is also a former chairman of APGA said the governor’s attack of Obi was not necessary and unprovoked.

He blamed the governor for attacking Obi, while he should have focused on how to bring victory to their party; APGA, and to get the larger percent of easterners that are eligible to vote.

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Quoting him, “I have read part one of the epistle written by governor Soludo. Quite frankly, I would have advised that he didn’t write that epistle, it was something that was totally avoidable and it wouldn’t have generated the type of negative reaction coming from everybody. There is not a single person, big or small, who has expressed support for that irate from the governor.

“We are in APGA, we have to defend the party rigorously and campaign for us to win elections at all levels, just like the Labour Party are doing. I’m not aware of LP asking APGA to stop its campaign and support LP’s candidates.”

Furthermore, he said that the governor finds delight in getting into messy political fights but added that it was too early in his tenure.

“There are things that need not be overemphasised but unfortunately, it will appear that Soludo has this penchant to get into avoidable problems, especially political altercation. It is too early in his four-year tenure to wear this cap of antagonism over any person who seems to hold any contrary view.

“In the case of Peter Obi, I must agree, it is totally unprovoked. Obi has, to the best of my knowledge, said nothing against Soludo to provoke this reaction. It is unfortunate, I do not agree with it,” he said.

Meanwhile, a former Anambra governor, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who also spoke EXCLUSIVELY to our correspondent tersely said “Igbo elders are trying to say that Peter Obi’s presidency is not an Igbo agenda.”

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