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I’m a trader, Soludo is professor, he should perform better than me – Peter Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has said the incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo should go ahead to build the schools he failed to buld, stating that government works that way.

Obi was reacting to the comment by Soludo where he alleged that the Labour Party’s candidate’s achievements in Anambra state were worth nothing.

The comment has continued to generate backlash from supporters of the LP candidate who believe Soludo’s outburst was unnecessary.

Speaking on Tuesday at the 2022 Lagos Business School (LBS) Alumni Conference in Lagos, Obi said Soludo remains his brother.

According to him, “Soludo remains my brother, we are very close. I remain prayerful for him. For other things which I didn’t succeed, God has given him the opportunity to do it and succeed.

“So, if there is anything pending, governance doesn’t finish, people are still in government in America, so you stop where you will stop, other people will continue from there.

“He is the governor of the state; he is my senior brother, he is even more intelligent than me because he is a professor, I am a trader, so he knows more and will be able to do things better than I am doing it.

“I have done my little own as a trader, now the professor is there he will do his own as a professor, the schools I didn’t roof he will roof them, that’s how government goes.”

Reacting to Soludo’s earlier comment that Obi’s investment in the state was next to nothing, the Labour Party candidate said, there are still proof of his investment while serving as the state governor.

He said, “The one they said is worthless, we invested 3.5 billion naira in International Breweries. That facility is there employing directly and indirectly over 10,000 Anambarians. The shares were at a time sold at N50, today the shares are about N5 or so.

“When you spread your investment some will go up some will come down but overall the company is still there, the company is still doing well, it is still part of the global chain and everything. I needed to explain it not because I am defending comments by my brother.”

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