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Despite threat to LP candidates, Peter Obi calls Gov Soludo his friend

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi has said that he does not have any issue or problem with the Governor of his state, Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo.

The Informant247 recalls that the state governor who’s the leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in the state reportedly told the people of the state not to cast their votes for any other other party other than the APGA in the Saturday’s election.

Soludo also reportedly threatened that he would not work with any member of the state assembly who does not clinch victory at the polls as a member of his party.

Reacting, the presidential candidate said the incumbent Governor must have been misquoted.

He said this while meeting with the Labour Party’s candidates for the state house of assembly.

He told the candidates to be optimistic of victory and when they win, they should be ready to cooperate with the Governor to enable a better state.

Peter Obi said: ”By God’s grace, they will win on Saturday and contribute to building a better Anambra State. I thank those who are supporting us and I want the best candidates to win. The election is not war.

“Let me say categorically that I absolutely have no issue with the governor. Both of us remain friends and we enjoy the best of our relationship.

“We can have political differences, but the fact remains that he is the governor of the state. I contested for the president of Nigeria which, to the best of my knowledge, he is not a contestant.

”I have told my people to go and campaign and win their election on March 18. Their duty as legislators is to work with the governor to ensure that he delivers dividends of democracy to the people. They should give him the necessary support in making laws that will help improve education, roads, and health.

“The lawmakers do not perform executive functions and so, there is no way they can stop him from doing his work.

“He cannot ask them, as lawmakers from another political party, not to pass on the roads he built, or ask their children not to attend schools he built. If he provides water, they will drink it.

“So, I don’t see any conflict anywhere. If you work, people will benefit from it, even if you don’t like them. Maybe the governor was misquoted because a lot of things happen these days.”

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