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ANAMBRA: Soludo denies working against Peter Obi

THE governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has refuted claims that he is working against the presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi’s campaign.

The governor’s statement comes in response to reports that he gave orders to APGA supporters in Anambra to work against Obi during the polls.

According to the allegation, Soludo allegedly asked the Anambra APGA to work against Obi because he was fantasizing about succeeding Atiku Abubakar as president.

But in a statement made available to media in Awka today’s, Soludo’s press secretary, Christian Aburime, refuted the claims, saying that Obi was never a topic of conversation during the meeting.

The statement came with the caption, ‘Re: Soludo charges Anambra APGA to work against Peter Obi, dreams of Presidency after Atiku’.

It read in part, “We note with disdain the fallacious and distasteful publication of a write-up with the above heading by faceless individual(s).

“We would have chosen to ignore this mischievous and utterly despicable report, but for the benefit of a few innocent Ndi Anambra who could be mis-informed by the write-up.

“The following should, however, be noted: That Governor Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, only held a private meeting with his party members of the APGA. This meeting is a routine gathering where issues concerning APGA are discussed.

“At no time during the meeting was Mr Peter Obi a point of discourse.

“It is pertinent to note that issues discussed at the meeting were purely issues relating to APGA affairs.

“We therefore urge Ndi-Anambra and members of the general public to completely ignore and disregard the publication in all its entirety.”

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