2023: Will Soludo Support Obi, Many Wonder as They Hold Secret Meeting


Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi and the governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on Friday met in Awka.

The meeting which held behind closed door at the Anambra State Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area lasted for about two hours.

The reason for the meeting was not made known to journalists, as both leaders declined press interview at the end of the session.

It was however believed that their meeting had to do with the presidential election of 2023.

Just a week ago, Soludo had in an address accused Igbos of playing politics with the heart, rather than the brain every four years. He said it was high time Igbo people came together to build a synergy with other parts of the country, if they must take a shot at the presidency.

Some political watchers had interpreted the speech to mean that he was opposed to the presidential bid of Obi, but Friday’s closed door meeting left all guessing.

Meanwhile, the Chief Press Secretary to Soludo, Mr Christian Aburime in a terse press statement on the visit failed to state their discussions.

Aburime said: “Both leaders had a mutual discussion behind closed doors. Afterwards, Mr Peter Obi commended Governor Soludo highly for the great job he is doing in Anambra State.

“Governor Soludo on the other hand, welcomed Mr Peter Obi to Anambra as a prominent son of the State and wished him well on his Presidential bid as the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party.”


Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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