- Peter Obi has been predicted to win Anambra state in the forthcoming 2023 elections scheduled for February
- The prediction about Obi’s performance at the presidential election was made by Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state
- Soludo, however, said it is unlikely that Peter Obi will win the presidential election at the national level
The governor of Anambra state, Charles Soludo, has backtracked on his earlier claim that Peter Obi cannot and would not win the 2023 presidential election, to say that the Labour Party’s presidential candidate may win Anambra state.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the governor said that while he wishes Peter Obi luck in his ambition to become Nigeria’s next president, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) – his party is also in the race.
Soludo stated that while it is becoming clear that Peter Obi may clinch the highest votes in Anambra state during the presidential election, it is also important to note that he (Obi) is competing with other candidates.
“I wish Peter Obi the best of luck. Let him go and compete as others,” “We (APGA) are also competing in the same race.
“We have our own candidate (Peter Umeadi), who is also the son of the soil, coincidentally from Anambra State as well, and he will do his own bit, get his own votes.”
Peter Obi winning in Anambra state
Vanguard reports that Soludo, referring to his November 2022 open letter on Peter Obi’s performance as governor in Anambra state and his presidential ambition, said he doubts that the LP flag bearer will win at the national level.
“In that piece, I even considered that Peter Obi might win in Anambra State. I did mention that.”
Finally, Soludo speaks on role Nnamdi Kanu can play in 2023 election once he’s released
Governor Charles Soludo said that the release of Nnamdi Kanu is critical for a peaceful 2023 general elections.
The governor also said that he will send a formal letter to the Attorney General of the Federation to facilitate Kanu’s release.
According to the governor, the IPOB leader needs to be at the table of discussion on how to ensure a peaceful election in the Southeast region.
Nnamdi Kanu: Court makes fresh move, slams N50 million in damages on police
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the unconditional release of Solomon Onyegbule, one of the supporters of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The court also awarded compensatory and exemplary damages of N50 million to Onyegbule.
A statement by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to Kanu on Tuesday, December 13, said that the court, while delivering its judgement, ordered the inspector general of police, Baba Usman, to release the detained IPOB member and tender a public apology to Onyegbule on a national daily.