The Labour Party, LP, in the south east has mentioned that Governor Charles Soludo comment against its presidential candidate was born out of envy.
Chief Innocent Okeke, who is the National Vice Chairman made this assertion in a statement on Wednesday.
Innocent okeke mentioned that the party was disappointed in Soludo. He was looked up to be man of dignity and respect. How could he allow selfish interest and hatred becloud his sense of judgment.
He said: “Hate is a wicked state of mind that when possessed can becloud one’s normal sense of reasoning. And this is exactly what played out in Prof. Soludo’s unreasonable outburst on Peter Obi’s Anambra government investment in 2014.
“Soludo through his hate for Peter Obi was quick to forget that the investment and the fiscal savings came together. The incontrovertible fact remains that Obi saved for the future of his state (Anambra) N75b naira, $50m in each of the three existing commercial banks of today, and 3.5b in the International Brewery.
“He handed over this investment to a new manager (governor), who has never denied knowledge of the investments. Whether the manager (governor) took good care of the investment is another day’s discussion.
And the former handed over to Soludo, now Soludo casting aspersions on Mr. Obi after 9 years he left office with verifiable savings and investment is uncalled for and condemnable by the entire Igbo race and Nigeria at large.
“The international brewery as we know it today employing 10,000 Anambrarians is not a bad investment and the depreciation of stocks is a Nigerian issue that have affected every company’s stock.
Soludo should have employed the wisdom of silence even if he so much hated Mr. Obi, but for the sake of the Nigerian project stand with the mass of the people.
“He should watch it going forward or he creates serious embarrassment for himself and governance as he too needs the support of the people to achieve.
“We still love Soludo and wish him the best in office as Anambra State governor but he must retrace his steps. Nigerians are wiser today than before, it is more reasonable to be on the side of the people to get things done.”