Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, said the allegation that he collected the sum of $28 million to blackmail the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was false.
Soludo said there is no personal rift between and the former governor of Anambra State. He said his disagreement with Peter Obi is political.
Soludo stated this while speaking to journalists after the 70th birthday thanksgiving Mass for Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Paulinus Ezeokafor, at St Patrick Cathedral, Awka, on Thursday.
Soludo said, “There is 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.”
The former CBN governor further revealed that he and Peter Obi have agreed to meet in the coming week to address all political differences.
“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,” he added.
Speaking on the allegation that he collected the sum of $28 million from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to blackmail Obi, Soludo said he is not into bribery.
He said, “For those forging blackmail and all that, including the one they said I collected bribe to say what I said, I asked them to bring it so I will use it to construct roads for Anambra people. If Soludo is into bribery, I would have been a multi-trillionaire by now.
“Today is very special. When we came into the service, it was the first time, Obi and I are meeting at a public event and in a Catholic Church which the two of us belong to. I think it was divine.
“When I came in, I quickly went to where he sat and hugged him. People watched with bewilderment as if it was a drama, asking if it was not the same people quarreling.”
The Anambra state governor, Soludo was criticized by all including his family for attacking the Labour Party candidate presidential ambition.
Soludo in a lengthy statement he published on his social media handles said Peter Obi knows he would not win the 2023 election.
Ozonna, Soludo’s son said his father’s opinion was personal and not the opinion of the family, adding that Peter Obi is the best presidential candidate for the 2023 election.