In an open letter, Soludo stated that Peter Obi cannot win the upcoming elections. Soludo also disputed Obi’s alleged large investment during his tenure as governor of Anambra State.
“My focus has been drawn to a few of the tirades on social media following my frank reaction during an interview on Channels TV regarding the “investments” Mr. Peter Obi alleged to have made with Anambra state revenues,” he writes in part of his letter. Unfortunately, several comments left the issue of the interview to probe or suggest motives, inferring from my response on “investment” that I am opposed to Peter Obi’s ambition and thus committed a “crime” punishable by internecine abuse and harassment even to my family.
Some argue that the gunmen who attempted to attack a checkpoint in my hometown on Saturday, November 12th but were shot down were part of the mob reaction. I used to believe that certain behaviors are forbidden for decent people, and that politics is not warfare in Anambra.
Of course, as a Christian, I understand that telling the truth can be extremely painful, even suicidal. Our Lord and Saviour was crucified for simply speaking the truth that the people did not want to hear. I promised that I would not be your typical politician and that I would not knowingly lie to the people.
I am not an Angel, but rather than knowingly repeating the same deceptive behavior that politicians are known for, I would resign from public office. It’s a promise I made to God and to my family.
Chioma Ifemeludike, for one, proclaimed her support for Soludo on her Instagram page, writing: “‘I stand with Charles Soludo.” The governor of Anambra state may not be my favorite person right now, but I admire him for speaking out in the face of adversity. How can someone who spent years working, canvassing, and participating in Africa’s most corrupt political party suddenly become a saint? We can’t keep telling lies.”