The Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has denied allegations that he is working against the presidential ambition of the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi.
Soludo made the denial in a statement made available to journalists in Awka on Wednesday by his Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime.
denied the allegations, saying that at no time during the meeting was Obi a point of discourse.
The statement with the caption, ‘Re: Soludo charges Anambra APGA to work against Peter Obi, dreams of Presidency after Atiku’, read in part, “We note with disdain the fallacious and distasteful publication of a write-up with the above heading by faceless individual(s).
“We would have chosen to ignore this mischievous and utterly despicable report, but for the benefit of a few innocent Ndi Anambra who could be mis-informed by the write-up.
“The following should, however, be noted: That Governor Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, only held a private meeting with his party members of the APGA. This meeting is a routine gathering where issues concerning APGA are discussed.
“At no time during the meeting was Mr Peter Obi a point of discourse.
“It is pertinent to note that issues discussed at the meeting were purely issues relating to APGA affairs.
“We therefore urge Ndi-Anambra and members of the general public to completely ignore and disregard the publication in all its entirety.”
This comes amid report that the former central bank governor ordered members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra to work against Obi at the polls.
According to the report, Soludo asked Anambra APGA to work against Obi because he (Soludo) is dreaming of the Presidency after Atiku Abubakar.