Attack on Obi: Soludo is a wooden-headed man — Professor Onyeka Nwelue2 min read
Professor Onyeka Nwelue, Nigerian filmmaker, publisher, talk-show host, author and founder of the James Currey Society, at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford, has described the governor of Anambra State, Mr Charles Chukwuma Soludo as a wooden-headed man.
The Imo born author called out the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor after his unwarranted vituperations against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi.
Soludo in an article titled, “History Beckons and I Will Not Be Silent (Part 1)”, stated that the former governor of Anambra State cannot win in the 2023 presidential election.
He said, “Let’s be clear: Peter Obi knows that he can’t and won’t win. He knows the game he is playing, and we know too; and he knows that we know,” the article reads in part.
“The game he is playing is the main reason he didn’t return to APGA. The brutal truth (and some will say, God forbid) is that there are two persons/parties seriously contesting for president: the rest is exciting drama!
“That many Americans may not like the fact that Joe Biden (79 years) and Donald Trump (76 years) are two frontrunners for president in their parties does not remove the fact that if both of them emerge as candidates, definitely one of them will be president in 2024.
“As my brother, I wish him well and even pray for him. I told him during his courtesy call that my prayer is that himself or Prof Umeadi of APGA would win, why not?
“That is from my heart, but I also told him that my head and facts on the ground led me to know that it’s probability is next to zero (what I cannot say before you, I won’t say behind you).
“So I already told him my opinion. Indeed, there is no credible pathway for him near the first two positions, and if care is not taken, he won’t even near the third position.”
While reacting to his kindergarten outburst, professor Nwelue noted that Soludo is nothing but a wooden-headed man who thinks he knows what is good for Ndigbo.
Nwelue said, “Uncle Professor Charles Soludo thinks he knows what is good for Ndigbo! Quite a presumptuous wooden-headed man! Such arrogance! Such a dippy, wacky, barmy thing to say! He would have written a condensed book, saying balderdash!”