Obi: We don’t have time for attention seekers like Soludo

The presidential campaign council of the Labour Party (LP) says Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State was seeking attention by resorting to attack one of his predecessors, Peter Obi.

Mr Soludo after describing the investment Mr Obi, made on behalf of the state, as valueless, last week, penned down another scathing remarks of the LP candidate, with more of its series forthcoming.

He said Mr Obi can’t and won’t win the presidential election next year for not seeking the exalted office on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) despite several of his pleas for him to return to the party he claimed made the former governor what he is politically today.

Responding in a statement on Tuesday, Ndi Kato, the spokesperson of the LPPCC, said the party and its candidate have not time for attention seekers like the governor.

Ms Kato said they were preoccupied with the task of taking their message of moving the country from consumption to production not minding the “glaring fallacies, misrepresentations, personal insinuations and signs of personal vendetta in that long writeup.”

“We read with amusement and dismay, a very lengthy and belaboured treatise of an article, written by Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Governor of Anambra State, focused on our Presidential Candidate, His Excellency Peter Obi,” the statement reads.

“It seems obvious that Professor Soludo is itching for limelight, in this election season, perhaps fired up by possible understanding or alliance with our struggling political opponents.

“While we note the glaring fallacies, misrepresentations, personal insinuations and signs of personal vendetta in that long writeup, neither His Excellency Peter Obi, The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation, nor the Labour Party, for that matter, has any interest in an extended engagement with Prof Soludo this critical time when there is a bigger fish to fry.

“His Excellency Peter Obi has his work well cut-out for him, this campaign season.

“Primarily, he is accelerating his reach-out and influence to all Nigerians, rural and urban, in all areas, regions and states; and firmly engaging them, on his critical and visionary plans to take the country from consumption to production.

“In doing this, Mr. Peter Obi is firmly placing the Youths, intensive Agricultural revolution, and revamping of critical areas of the economy as part of the focal points in the drive to turn around our fortunes and take back our country.

“We, the Youths, spreading across partisan political lines, have found reason to place the highest level of trust and confidence in HE Peter Obi, and we are committed to continuing partnership with him, transparently, vigorously and creatively, to bring to fruition, the vital changes urgently required in this our country, of so much potential.

“We strongly believe that A New Nigeria is possible… and together with Peter Obi, we are working to make this a reality.

“This is our focus; this is our occupation.. and we shall not be distracted.”