I’ll iron out differences with Obi soon – Soludo

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo has said he would soon be meeting with the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi to iron out their rifts which he said was essentially political.

Soludo stated this while speaking at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Awka, during the Thanksgiving mass for Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor in celebration of his 70th birthday.

The goveror, who described the alleged rift between him and Obi as mischievous, insisted that they remain brothers irrespective of their political differences.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Soludo, in an article titled: ‘History beckons and I will not be silent,’ said the former Anambra Governor knows he cannot win the 2023 presidential election as he is just chasing shadows.

Soludo’s article drew mixed reactions across the country and particularly on social media where Soludo was heavily criticised.

He said: “Today is very special. When we came into the service, it was the first time, my brother, Peter Obi and I are meeting in a public event and in a Catholic Church which two of us belong to. I think it was divine.

“When I came in, I quickly went to where he sat and hugged him, people watched with bewilderment as if we’re acting drama. Is it not the same people quarrelling?

“Let me tell you, we spoke two times, just last night. We’re brothers. You know I’m not one of those politicians that speak from two sides of the mouth. I can’t pretend. I’m a politician, but also wants to make heaven. I’ll keep saying the truth.

“There’s no rift between Obi and I at a personal level. Nobody snatched each other’s wife. What appears to be the rift between us is fundamental political differences. Nothing else.

“So for those forging blackmail and all that, including the one they said I collected bribe to say what I said, I asked them to bring it so I use it to construct roads. If Soludo is into bribery, I would have been multi trillionaire.

“On the fundamental differences we have, we are going to meet in the next few weeks. We’ve agreed to discuss and iron out our differences. Unfortunately, he’s left. We must get it done. Anambra is for all of us.”