Soludo is being sponsored to destabilize my chances, not the other way round- Okafor
By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Nonso Okafor has described as untrue the rumours making the rounds that Professor Charles Soludo has been endorsed by Governor Willie Obiano to fly the kite of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), come November 6, 2021.
Speaking during an interactive session with journalusts at the Godwin Ezeemo Press Centre, Awka, the lawmaker urged people to stop dropping the name of the governor just to sway people into favouring their aspiration.
He said, “Anambra is for all of us, and the governor is our governor. Soludo is not the only one who knows the governor, I know the governor too, and I was with him just yesterday and we discussed.
I don’t understand what people mean by body language. People should stop dropping the name of the governor just to sway people into favouring their aspiration.
“If you know our governor, you will know that he is a very plain person who can tell you his mind, even in public. I’m sure if he had endorsed anyone, he would have said it. He is not the type people will be saying body language, because he would have communicated it.”
On the issue of being sponsored by some billionaires in his country home of Nnewi to destabilise Soludo, Okafor who is also eyeing Obiano’s seat said it was natural for him to have followers from his hometown, just as Soludo may have supporters from his Aguata area.
He added, “People say I’m challenging Soludo, but I say no, I’m not challenging Soludo. I’m running for the governorship position, just as Soludo is running. But if I find out that Soludo is challenging me, then I will challenge him.
“It is wrong to say I’m being sponsored to spoil Soludo’s chances. This is an era where people are yearning for young people like me as leaders, so I can say that it is Soludo who is being sponsored to destabilize my chances.”