Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo sociocultural organization, has reacted angrily to Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, for his remarks regarding Peter Obi, a former governor of the state and the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the general election of 2023.
The Igbo group claimed at the time that Soludo had been taken before two deities in Igbo land for trying to destroy Peter Obi’s legacies.
The group said this in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Tuesday.
Soludo, had in a lengthy letter, maintained that Obi was not ready for the presidential race, declaring he was merely catching a cruise.
But in the statement, Ohanaeze said, “Ndigbo have dragged Governor Soludo to the two famous divinities and deities (Chokoleze in Mbaise and Ubiniukpabi in Arochuku) for his unreasonable public behaviour.
“Governor Soludo’s actions are ridiculous, unreasonable and premature; there was no locus for the Governor’s outburst and the sanctions against Soludo to face Igbo deities will serve as a deterrent to South-East politicians who have been hired by enemies of Ndigbo and Nigerians to derail the Obi’s presidency in 2023.
“Governor Soludo exposed and indicted himself of treachery when he discredited APGA and Labour Party’s presidential candidates as not viable alternatives to win the 2023 elections.“How can a state governor of two presidential candidates (APGA and LP) make such a public declaration?
“He has confirmed that he is the number one enemy of the new Nigeria and was hired by an unpopular presidential candidate who is looking for Igbo politicians to pull down Obi’s popularity ahead of the 2023 elections.
“We advise Soludo to concentrate on the current crisis in Anambra State and APGA and stop casting innuendo and aspersions on the person of Mr. Peter Obi. The LP presidential candidate is not in the same political party with him and is not fighting the Anambra State Government.”