Presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and the governor of Anambra State Prof Charles Soludo embraced on Thursday in Awka, Anambra State capital.
Obi and Soludo met at St. Patrick’s Cathedral during a thanksgiving mass in celebration of Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor’s 70th birthday.
Just before the mass started, Soludo got up from his seat and walked towards Obi before they shared pleasantries and embraced.
This is coming after Soludo’s explosive article where he said Obi would not win the presidential election in 2023.
In his article titled “History Beckons and I will not be Silent (Part 1),” Soludo said, “For full disclosure, let me state that Peter Obi and I are not just friends, we call ourselves ‘brothers’. But we have political differences: he left APGA for PDP after his tenure as Governor while I have remained in APGA since 2013.”
He added, “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 game he is playing is the main reason he didn’t return to APGA.”
Before the article, Soludo had said, in an interview on Channels TV, that the investment Obi made during his tenure as Anambra State governor was worth next to nothing.
Reacting to Soludo’s comments, Obi said on November 15 at the Lagos Business School (LBS) 2022 alumni conference that government is a continuum, and as such, Soludo can do better for the state since he is now in office.
He added, “He is the governor of my state; my senior brother. He’s even more intelligent than me. He is a professor; I’m a trader. So, he will be able to do things more than I have done it.
“Now, the professor is there, he will do what I didn’t do. The school I didn’t roof, he will roof them.”