Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has described the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi as his brother, noting that their differences are only political.
This comes hours after photos surfaced online of both men embracing at the 70th Birthday Thanksgiving celebration of the Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka.
According to a statement by Soludo’s press secretary, Christian Aburime, when his principal arrived at the church, he promptly approached Obi and hugged him as people watched with surprise.
In his remarks, the Anambra governor said he would soon meet with Obi to iron out their differences.
Soludo said, “Today is very special. When we came into the service, it was the first time, my brother, Peter Obi and I are meeting at a public event and in a Catholic Church which the two of us belong to. I think it was divine.
“Let me tell you, we spoke two times, just last night. We are brothers. You know I am not one of those politicians that speak from two sides of the mouth. I can’t pretend. I am a politician, but also want to make heaven. I will keep saying the truth.
“There is no rift between Obi and me at a personal level. Nobody snatched each other’s wife. What appears to be the rift between us is fundamentally political differences. Nothing else.”