Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has denied ever asking his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to work against the presidential bid of Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election.
It was reported in some section of the media that the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, had directed the party during a meeting of its stakeholders to ensure that necessary plans are made to scuttle the presidential ambition of Peter Obi.
Meanwhile, Christian Aburime, the press secretary to governor Soludo, has refuted the report. In a statement which a copy was made available to News Band, Aburime noted that there was no time his principal made Mr Peter Obi a point of discussion during the meeting he had with the party stakeholders.
He said the issues discussed at the meeting were solely issues relating to APGA affairs.
He however, urged the general public and the people of Anambra State in particular to ignore the report as there is no truth in it.
The statement reads, “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 publication, 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 All Progressives Grand Alliance (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”