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Peter Obi cannot be president by jumping parties, unleashing mob on critics: Soludo 

The Anambra governor predicted that Mr Obi will lose next year’s presidential election.

• November 14, 2022
Peter Obi and Chukwuma Soludo
Peter Obi and Chukwuma Soludo

Anambra governor Chukwuma Soludo says Labour Party’s 2023 presidential candidate Peter Obi cannot be Nigeria’s president by changing political parties.

In a statement on his Facebook page on November 14, Mr Soludo said that Mr Obi won’t become Nigeria’s president by “desperately jumping from one party to another…” 

In reply to the criticism that greeted his comment during an interview where he described the former Anambra governor’s investments to be “worth next to nothing,” Mr Soludo accused Mr Obi of unleashing social media mobs on people who disagreed with him.

Mr Soludo, who once shared same political party with Mr Obi, asked the former Anambra governor to return to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, “the party that made him everything he is politically”, after losing the 2023 presidential election.

Mr Obi has repeatedly boasted that he invested Anambra’s funds in productive enterprises. 

Popular for being a frugal administrator during his time as governor, Mr Obi will contest next year’s election with the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar and a host of other candidates.

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