Soludo, Obi exchange pleasantries, say no rift
Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo and the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, met at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Awka, on Thursday.
The occasion was the thanksgiving Mass for the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, who celebrated his 70th birthday.
That was the first time the two have met since his controversial article written by Soludo on the presidential ambition of Obi.
Before the commencement of the church service, Governor Soludo stepped out from the pew where he was sitting and walked up to where the LP presidential candidate was seated to greet him.
Both hugged each other to the admiration of the congregation, with Soludo welcoming Obi to Awka before returning to his seat.
No rift with Obi—Soludo
Speaking during the thanksgiving Mass, Soludo said there was no quarrel between him and the former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi.
The governor said: “Let me tell you, we spoke two times just last night. We are brothers. You know I’m not one of those politicians that speak from two sides of the mouth. I can’t pretend. I’m a politician, but also want to make heaven. I’ll keep saying the truth.
“There’s no rift between Obi and me at a personal level. Nobody snatched each other’s wife. What appears to be the rift between us is fundamental political differences. Nothing else.
“On the fundamental differences we have, we are going to meet in the next few weeks. We’ve agreed to discuss and iron out our differences. Unfortunately, he’s left. We must get it done. Anambra is for all of us.”
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