Anambra state Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has described the alleged rift between him and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as mischievous.
He insisted that Obi remains his brother irrespective of their political differences.
Soludo, in an article titled: ‘History beckons and I will not be silent,’ dismissed the chances of the Labour Party flag bearer in the 2023 presidential poll, saying the former Anambra Governor is aware he is just chasing shadows.
But speaking at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Awka, during the Thanksgiving mass for Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor in celebration of his 70th birthday, Soludo said he would soon be meeting with Obi to iron out their rifts which he said was essentially political.
He also dismissed as laughable $28 million bribery allegations to run down the LP Presidential candidate, saying he would have been a trillionaire if he was into such.
He said: “Today is very special. When we came into the service, it was the first time, my brother, Peter Obi and I are meeting in a public event and in a Catholic Church which 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 we’re acting drama. Is it not the same people quarrelling?
“Let me tell you, we spoke two times, just last night. We’re brothers. You know I’m not one of those politicians that speak from two sides of the mouth. I can’t pretend. I’m a politician, but also wants to make heaven. I’ll keep saying the truth.
“There’s no rift between Obi and I at a personal level. Nobody snatched each other’s wife. What appears to be the rift between us is fundamental political differences. Nothing else.
“So 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 use it to construct roads. If Soludo is into bribery, I would have been multi trillonaire.
“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. Unfortunately, he’s left. We must get it done. Anambra is for all of us.”