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Comment on Obi: Soludo not guilty of any crime, say Ohanaeze youths

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
23 November 2022   |   4:09 am
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), yesterday, rose in defence of Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, over his recent letter to the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), yesterday, rose in defence of Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, over his recent letter to the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, saying Soludo is not guilty of any crime.

Recall that Soludo had in a statement declared that Obi was merely playing games, and would not get anywhere near the presidential seat. Many persons and groups have since come hard on the governor, with an impeachment threat.

A statement by the National President of the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Okwu Nnabuike, said that Soludo should be left alone, stressing that Obi’s candidacy should not be reduced to an Igbo project. The group added that Soludo reserved the right to support any candidate of his choice.

Nnabuike said: “We want to say that reactions, which Soludo’s statement has generated are worrisome and needles too. It has got to the point that people are talking of impeachment; while others are threatening to dump refuse at the Government House.

“At this point, we say that enough is enough. Obi’s candidacy is not an Igbo project, as the people have never met as a group to take a stand one way or the other. Under such circumstances, people have the right to support any candidate of their choice, and that is exactly what Soludo has done.

“In the South West, the Afenifere endorsed Obi despite that their son, Bola Tinubu, is in the race; yet, nobody has abused them. It is a matter of choice.

“People should not forget that Soludo belongs to another party, APGA, with candidates for various positions. How then will he abandon them and begin to market candidates of another political party?

“We ask that attacks on Soludo should stop. Nobody can chase him out of the Government House just because he exercised his rights.”