The apex socio-political organisation in Igbo land, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has lashed out on Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, over his comment on a former governor of the state and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Consequently the group says it has dragged Soludo to two deities in Igbo land, for discrediting the legacies of Peter Obi.
The group said this in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Tuesday.
Prof Soludo, had in a lengthy letter, maintained that Obi was not ready for the presidential race, declaring he “can’t win and won’t win” the 2023 presidential election.
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.”