The Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Senator Tony Nwoye has warned the State Governor, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo to desist from attacking the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi.
Senator Nwoye gave the warning while speaking at the Anambra Town Hall Meeting which held on Thursday at the Bolton White Hotel, Abuja, between the State Government and Anambra indigenes who are resident in Abuja.
It was gathered that the Chairman of the Occasion, Chief Emeka Offor, during his welcome remarks, reportedly switched over to campaigning for Soludo’s second term in office, after which he invited the three senators representing the three senatorial zones in the to come and react to what he said, starting with Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Anambra South.
Senator Ubah, according to reports, did not say whether he was in support of or against Offor’s projection for Soludo’s second term.
On his own part, Senator Victor Umeh of Anambra Central said he had no governorship ambition, and therefore had no need to respond to Offor’s comment on giving the Governor second chance. He further recalled that he campaigned for Soludo during the 2021 gubernatorial election, with the conviction that he would make a good governor.
Umeh also advised Governor Soludo to create access so that the National Legislators from the state can assist him in many ways to make the state better.
However, in his own response, Senator Nwoye of Anambra North expressed worry on the kinds of comments Soludo was always on Peter Obi and his ambition. He it was Obi who gave former Governor Willie Obiano chance to become Governor; which he (Obiano) thereafter, gave Soludo, and which he is enjoying today; and therefore, wondered why the Governor should be making the kind of comments he makes on Obi.
“During the presidential campaign, Soludo resorted to calling Peter Obi names. For what reason? Is he dragging anything with him?” Senator Nwoye wondered.
While condemning such, he further warned the Governor to desist from to stop calling Peter Obi’s names in the negative, else, he will be fought to a stand still in the next gubernatorial election in the State.
Efforts to get the reactions of Mr. Christian Aburime, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Soludo proved abortive, as he was yet to respond to messages sent to him on the said warning.
When contacted by this reporter, Izunna Okafor, Senator Nwoye confirmed the warning; but Mr. Aburime was yet to respond as at the time of this publication.