Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo has denied allegations that he was hired to “assassinate” Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, was proclaimed the victor of the presidential election on February 25 by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Third-place finisher Mr. Obi contested the results and pledged to take them to court.
Shortly after, a report surfaced on social media alleging that Mr Soludo met with Mr Tinubu, the president-elect, and his son, Seyi, at the Imo State Government Owerri, where they struck a deal with the Anambra State governor to stop Mr Obi from reclaiming his mandate through the court as well as “assassinate” the LP candidate.
According to the report, the governor received $5 million in exchange for “assassinating” the LP candidate and placing the blame on the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, a group driving the movement for an independent state of Biafra that it wants to be created from the South-east and some regions of the South-south.
But in response, Mr. Soludo on Monday referred to the rumors as “infantile, disgusting, mischievous, and needlessly inflammatory” through his spokesperson, Christian Aburime.
He asserted that despite their various political connections, he and Mr. Peter Obi are “brothers and friends” and that he will not “plan or cooperate to harm any lawful inhabitant of the state, including Mr. Obi,” despite the fact that they are the governor of Anambra.
The accusation, according to the governor, was an attempt to create mayhem during the upcoming state assembly elections in the Southeast.
He asserted that none of the accusations were genuine and stated that he had been in the state getting ready for the elections on March 11.
It becomes highly despicable and deserves to be criticized by every right-thinking person, Mr. Soludo added, if some people could sit down and concoct a tale of this sort.
Ndi Anambra should also ignore any hints in the article because they are untrue. This Saturday, during the State House of Assembly election, they should cast a large number of APGA (candidates) votes.