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I have no rift with ‘brother’ Peter Obi – Soludo

GOVERNOR Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State says there is no rift between him and the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Soludo spoke through Christian Aburime, his Press Secretary, today.

According to Aburime, ”the alleged rift between my principal and Obi is a figment of people’s imagination. They are brothers who may share different political opinions.

”Soludo’s relationship, friendship and brotherhood with Obi is still intact, as against what many people think. I don’t know how how people created and magnified a non-existent issue, and how they are reacting Governor’s comment

“As far as I know, there is no issue between Gov. Soludo and Obi. So I wonder why people disturb themselves and go about shouting in the media, over-reacting and issuing one threat or the other over a non-existent issue they created.

“These are totally uncalled for and the people indulging in such should have a rethink,” he said

Aburime said that the Soludo-led government remained focused on delivering the dividends of democracy to people of Anambra and would not will not be distracted by any form of verbal attack, threat or sponsored charade.

He maintained that Soludo had the right to his opinion and was entitled to it under the 1999 Constitution as Amended and in a democracy and would not succumb to blackmail, threat or attack.The aide said that Soludo would not retract any statement, adding:”he has no regrets about what he said, because he has actually expressed his own opinion which is his constitutional rights”.

He, however, urged the youths who are threatening to dump heaps of refuse around the government house gates to desist from doing that.

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