Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State has said the investment of his predecessor, the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is next to nothing in the state.
Soludo said this while sharing his perspective on the investment of government outside the public sector with reference to Obi as a former governor.
This was on Thursday when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
He said, “I don’t know about the investment. Our interview is about the 2023 budget. I’m not talking about the investments of any of my predecessors. By the way, the one that you talked about I don’t know about that.
“I think there was something I read about somebody speculating about whatever investment. With what I’ve seen today, the value of those investments is worth next to nothing. So, let’s leave that aside.”
On Obi’s presidential ambition, Soludo wished the former governor well but stated that the All Progressives Grand Alliance had its own candidate.
He made this known recently in Akwa through his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Dr Alex Obiogbolu.
He said, “Today, APGA remains third largest political party in Nigeria. It is the third largest, considering the number of political offices it has won. APGA has a state governor, members of the national assembly, and members of the state assemblies.
“The vision of APGA for the 2023 general election is to expand its reach and spheres of influence. APGA does not consider the wave of the OBIdient Movement as a threat towards achieving its set goals in 2023. The Labour Party (LP) and the OBIdient Movement are offshoots of the PDP. Therefore, they pose a big threat to PDP – not APGA.
“We wish Peter Obi good luck, but no matter how much we wish him, everyone is aware that we also have our own Peter Umeadi, running for president under APGA. Even if APGA should adopt Obi as its presidential candidate, our votes alone cannot make president.
“What we actually want to send as message is that as APGA people, and as Igbo people, we want to prove that one who is rejected does not reject himself. We have seen that politically, the Southeast and Igbo people have been denied what ought to be ours by the major parties, especially the PDP founded by an Igbo man, Alex Ekwueme.”